Baer Claw, NSO

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How did you get into derby?
I watched the movie Whip It and was like “I want to do that!” I was too scared to go, but at the time I worked with Amy Spears, and she talked me into it.

Do you have any other hobbies?
I like to read, volunteer at the library, and travel as much as I can.

What is your favorite derby memory thus far?
I don’t know that I have any specific memory, but I’ve really enjoyed how supportive and uplifting my peers have been to me. I’ve had a couple of derby-related injuries, and people have been so awesome with helping me out when I need it!

Who inspires you?
RBG. And also Malya because she is so happy all the dang time, and she always makes sure to tell me she appreciates me and loves me. I want to have that sort of infectious happiness.

How/why did you pick your derby name?
My last name irl is Baer, and I love donuts.

How has derby impacted your life?
It’s given me some good friends and some interesting scars! Plus everyone outside of derby who knows I’m into derby thinks I’m a badass, which is always a good feeling.

Any other fun facts about yourself?
I don’t get brain freezes. It’s my one super power.

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