How did you get into derby?
I saw an ad in a weekly paper for the first Skatemare Before Christmas bout – OHRG’s pre-inaugural season bout. My girlfriend and another friend agreed that “women skating in circles, hitting each other” sounded like a lovely way to spend the evening.
Do you have any other hobbies?
Reading, gaming, traveling, writing, poking badgers with spoons.
What is your favorite derby memory thus far?
Every single one of them. Too many? How about being mere feet away from the “Pegassist” at ECDX 2012? I was stunned, and kinda forgot what I was supposed to be doing for a second. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPvzEyEROUU)
Who inspires you?
In this sport? Everyone. From the skaters to the officials, so many of us got involved with derby saying, “I wasn’t sure I could even do this, but I figured I had to try it out.”
How/why did you pick your derby name?
I am an English major. I figured since I wouldn’t get a job with that, I may as well get a derby name out of it.
Do you have any pre or post bout rituals?
An obscene amount of coffee. There are also clipboards and projectors and beers. Bout day is always something of a blur.
How has derby impacted your life?
Derby has impacted my life more than I ever could have expected. I was initially just expecting a fun thing to watch with my friends while we drank. But then derby introduced me to a ton of amazing new people, and had me travel to a bunch of amazing places. and offered me so many opportunities I never could have expected.