Year you started derby?
2006 (with a 5 year baby break)
What team(s) do you play for?
The Belles of the Brawl, and The A-Team.
What job(s) do you do for the league?
I'm the Belles of the Brawl Captain. I'm also on the fresh meat committee and the league development committee.
Do you have a derby hero or a derby crush?
Scald Eagle and Bicepsual (also Rage, but don't tell her...)
Advice for new skaters?
Don't be too embarrassed/shy to give'r. The harder you try, the more you hustle, the better you'll be. Falling in practice means you're pushing your limits and trying your hardest. It's not easy but it will get easier. Finally, get used to hearing "get lower"... also, get lower.
Anything else to tell us?
Roller derby has changed my life and me as a person. It has exposed me to personalities and people who are totally outside my circle. People from every walk of life are involved and accepted. It's a beautiful, empowering sport. If you're thinking of trying it out, do it; you won't regret it.