Faster PushyCat, SO

How did you get into derby?
I was taking a yoga class and the poses aggravated my carpal tunnel syndrome, so I took up derby since the use of hands is disallowed. True story.

Do you have any other hobbies?
Skiing, watercolor painting and art in general, and selling, building and working on skates.

What is your favorite derby memory thus far?
Being elected as co-captain in a previous league…until I broke my ankle.

Who inspires you?
People who make art or music a lot and never stop, and don’t care what other people think about them or their art.

How/why did you pick your derby name?
“I never try anything, I just do it.” – Varla from Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

How has derby impacted your life?
For the first couple years, it made me realize a dream of becoming an athlete and extremely fit and muscular. Later on, it kept me active and afloat for several years through a stretch of terrible depression where I didn’t really want to go anywhere or do anything — the practices and games gave me a ritual that forced me out of the house and to be in contact with other people.

Any other fun facts about yourself?
There’s a pretty good chance I’m older than you.

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