OhGnomeYouDidn’t, NSO

How did you get into derby?
I got into derby through my jr skater’s affiliation with a local haunted house. Who knew soliciting costume pieces would lead to derby? I’m thrilled that it did!

Do you have any other hobbies?
I bake en masse for our church’s ministries (just did 14-16 dozen cookies for Kairos,yesterday), I knit & attempt to crochet. I play quite a few board games & volunteer at two gaming conventions.

What is your favorite derby memory thus far?
My favorite memory has been watching as a spectator & being in awe of the skill, talent & body awareness!

Who inspires you?
Who doesn’t? I can’t pick favorites even though I want to. Impartial I must be!

How/why did you pick your derby name?
OhGmomeYouDidn’t aka Gnu was chosen as a rift on my Girl Scout camp name of Gnomia, especially since I’m starting in the penalty box. I was named by my jr.

Do you have any pre or post bout rituals?
I listen to musical soundtracks on my way to a bout (Grease,Rocky Horror, Fiddler on the Roof, Mamma Mia, CATS, Phantom of the Opera).

How has derby impacted your life?
I’m learning more about myself, gender, inequality, race, other views that I’ve held since my 20’s that continue to advance.

Any other fun facts about yourself?

Don’t get too attached to a television show (Constatine, Forever Knight, FireFly, Daria & Moonlight) !! Seems once we discover them, they get cancelled.

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