#00 Pain Train

Number of years playing derby:

How did you get into derby?
I played sports in college and after graduating couldn’t find any organized women’s sports to play. Someone told me about derby and I found a local team and fell in love.

What are your other hobbies?
I have like 5 million, but my current top 2 are costuming and SFX makeup.

Who inspires you?
My mom. She’s remarkable.

What is your sports background?
I played basketball, ran hurdles, and did long jump in college.

How/why did you pick your derby name?
My brother used to called me a train when I played basketball because he said I ran people over. And rhyming is fun!

Do you have any pre- or post-bout rituals?
I listen to music!

Do you have a favorite or signature derby move?
I like spinning. Probably too much!

How has derby impacted your life?
It has helped me love the parts of me that I’ve always thought were problematic openly and loudly.

Any other fun facts about yourself?
When I was little I wanted to be a cat (still do).

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