I annoy some people in the roller derby world. Derby is a safe place for all the misfits: shaved hair, tattoos, LGBTIQs, people who struggle with their weight, people who don’t conform to gender norms. I don’t fit any of these criteria. In an environment where it’s ok to be different, I’m just not the […]
A colleague recently brought my attention to these beautiful pieces of roller derby artwork by Melanie Brown. Each is an oil on canvas of an ADRD skater. You can read about her motivation and see more of her work on her website.
Mostly I wanted to write this so that anyone who read it would be stuck with Destiny’s Child’s Say My Name stuck in their head all day. But, while I’m here, I may as well update you on my derby name. I’m a bit of a Joss Whedon fan. My previous name and number were […]
What do you get when you combine a derby widow’s awesome photos, some mad editing skills and a catchy song? … This little gem of a video You’re welcome.* Keen for more derby videos? Check out this list of some of my favourite. *Actual credit needs to go to Weeping Angel for making the video […]
Last night I jammed during scrimmage for the first time in a looooong time. It’s a credit to all the lovely people at LCD. I had built up such a fear of jamming – of being stuck behind a front wall and then blamed by my team for not scoring any points. Over time I […]
Last weekend, I played with the LCD travel team against Ballarat. We got schooled and it was awesome. This was LCD’s first game against an interstate team. Ballarat really were a class above. Their jammers were great but it was the blockers that really caught my eye and inspired me. The level of strategy was […]
I’m a huge fan of the off skates warm up. The tips below are not intended to replace an off skates warm up. Having said that, here are five NET (no extra time) ways to limber up and switch on before practice. If you’re like me, either there’s no time to eat before practice or […]