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Roller Derby Life Lessons – Part 4

In roller derby, you are not allowed to intentionally jostle a skater out of their position before the whistle blows signifying the beginning of the jam. Basically, if they’ve set up where you want to be, you’ll need to find your own space. That space is theirs now. As we prepare for our upcoming season, […]


Roller Derby Life Lessons – Part 3

My go-to roller derby move is a quick juke to the outside, a Mohawk around the blockers, and then a fast sprint away before anyone can hit me. It’s my go-to because I am not interested in being hit. I don’t want a Johnny Rocket to the chest, or a hip check to the intestines, […]


Roller Derby Life Lessons – Part 2 (Guest Post by Thrillinois!)

I was afraid. Always afraid. Afraid of someone making fun of me. Afraid of falling in front of everyone. Afraid of falling in front of everyone and hurting myself. Afraid of falling in front of everyone and hurting myself and crying. Afraid that I wouldn’t be good enough. Afraid of how I would feel about […]