Mohawks and Tomahawks.
“It’s a she thing, and it’s all in me. I can be anything that I wanna be.”
Women who take risks and women who speak their mind.
Stopping without crashing into things.
The honest truth is I should have started playing roller derby a long time ago. My love for skating started when I was young, and as I grew up it eventually became this thing I did at roller rinks across the Midwest during the months where it was too cold to function. In middle school some friends and I would spend our nights making jam skating routines in the basement, a thing we liked to call “Team Breakskate” until another, much more professional team used the same name and ended up getting nationally famous for amazing routines.
After being thoroughly distracted by BMX and cyclocross while living in Chicago for a while, I caught myself wishing to get back on rollerskates. In January 2013, I found myself not only living in San Diego, but back on skates with the San Diego Derby Dolls. After completing bootcamp I was fortunate enough to play with the Sparks for their very first season. Between skate parks and both banked and flat track, we challenged ourselves in ways I never thought possible. I am now very proud to say that I play for Hard Corps, with some of the most seriously rad ladies I know. I am more excited to continue my roller derby journey than words can describe.