Malya, NSO

How did you get into derby?
I always had an interest, but had no idea where to begin. I eventually got some info from Betty T. KayO and here I am!

Do you have any other hobbies?

What is your favorite derby memory thus far?
There’s so many to choose from but I’d have to say the time I took my little sister to a bout and hearing her rave about how “freaking awesome” the skaters were.

Who inspires you?
My mom. She’s the real MVP.

How/why did you pick your derby name?
Malya. It’s my actual name. I don’t have a derby name YET but I’m hoping something will come to me soon.

Do you have any pre or post bout rituals?
Not really, but now that I think about it I spend most of my time before a bout trying to figure out which lipstick to wear.

How has derby impacted your life?
It has definitely given me something to cheer for and look forward to throughout the week. It’s also introduced me to some of the kindest people from all over.

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