Chula Vista, CA
“Is mayonnaise an instrument?” –Patrick Star
Anyone who has risen to the top and remained humble
Being the first one out of the pack.
Believing in myself and controlling my speed.
One day I just decided to buy a pair of skates, taught myself how to skate and never stopped. Skating brings me Inner Peace and it makes me feel unique because nobody where I’m from knows how to roller skate. I would always skate around my neighborhood and the beach and people would sometimes shout at me and call me a derby doll or derby girl or asked me if I played Roller Derby. I had no idea what Roller Derby was at that time, but I would just nod my head “YES” anyway like I knew what they were talking about. After being asked about roller derby so much, I finally decided to Google it to find out what it really was. I fell in love instantly and wanted to join right away. I searched for a local team and found SDDD and SNAP, CRACKLE, POP! KiKi was born. My roller derby birthday is April 21st, 2013 at 9 am. I started off as a level “1 and a half”, ha-ha, I guess all that outside skating paid off kinda. I become an official Juvenile Dollinquent only a few months later. My first bout came around and I just expected to sit out most of the time ( I honestly thought I sucked), but my coach (Heidi) put me in the very FIRST jam as a JAMMER. And not to toot my own horn, (toot, toot) but I did pretty well. I got to jam that whole game and I haven’t stopped since.
Contributing Photographer: Tim Ozbun