Derby Doll of the Month / She Nanigans

For some of us, derby is something your family doesn’t understand. They don’t see what you see, or feel what you feel. Sometimes it’s a family affair. Our August Derby Doll of the Month is just about the sweetest, kindest person you could ever meet. She’s responsible, reliable and endlessly helpful, on and off the track. Then you meet the rest of her family, and you instantly see where she gets it from.

Our Dollhouse is one gazillion times better and safer from all their hard work. There is really no way to thank them enough for everything they’ve done, and for the fantastic daughter and sister they graciously share with us.

Our Derby Doll of the Month award has always been a single person or sponsor, but this month we break that mold and honor an entire family. We do it because we make the rules and they ALL deserve it. Thank you for everything, She Nanigans and the whole Nanigans family! We salute you!

We Asked She Nanigans 6 Questions

1. How long have you been skating with the league?
A little over 2 years now.

2. Who is your derby inspiration?
Skate park skaters, bootcampers, juniors, veteran skaters, the ladies who come right back tougher than ever after injuries or pregnancy… I have a lot of inspiration.

3. Has your name morphed into any silly nicknames?
Let’s see…
Hippie
She Nanigans
Katie
Kevin or Kevin 8 9
And
She Nay Nay
All the names!

4. Who’s your biggest fan?
My parents.

5. What’s the hardest thing for you about derby?
Gravity.

6. If you could meet one person dead or alive who would it be?
Can they be fictional?

Contributing Photographer: joesouthPHOTO

Melissa Mayhem

Author at San Diego Derby Dolls

I have been skating with the derby dolls since 2011 and began coaching in 2013.