How Motherhood Is Like Roller Derby

Posted on September 18, 2015 by


This thirteen minute video will appeal to people who are interested in both derby and motherhood. It’s by Axles of Evil, who has a long history of involvement in roller derby and media. She consulted on Whip It and has written a book called Down and Derby: An insider’s guide to roller derby.

It was a bit of a slow start for me (I didn’t really need the explanation of what roller derby is that takes up the first minute or the in-depth description of the hardships of having a newborn as I can’t relate) but I liked the comparisons from the seven minute mark onwards.

On a broader scale, I love when women take all the skills they didn’t even realise they fostered through derby and apply them to a completely different realm of their life.

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