What is the backstory on your Derby Name?
When did you start roller derby?
I started Roller Derby April 4th, 2016. I was about to begin the last year of my twenties and it had been something I contemplated for many years, not sure why.
My husband and I were out one night and these girls came skating into the bar we were in, like they owned the place. They passed out fliers and one girl stopped to talk to me for a few minutes. I had every excuse for why I couldn’t and she had every reason as to why I should! That conversation stuck with me. A few months later I started boot camp. That very same girl who passed me a flier in a little bar is now one of my closest friends.
Why did you start derby?
Has your why changed over the years?
Four things you wish you knew when you first started derby that you know now.
- I wished I had known that it’s okay to have bad days and practices or games that don’t go the way you want them to. It makes you try harder and push yourself more the next time.
- I wished I had known that I am breakable but I am also capable of strengthening and rebuilding my skills.
- I wished I had known just how much I was missing out on.
- I wished I had known that I was joining a sisterhood not just a league.