Fundraising Ideas

March 10, 2015
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I did a post a last week about ethical derby clothing. That night, someone was selling Cadbury fundraising chocolates and I noticed they now have a “FAIRTRADE” logo one them. Shop Ethical! is dubious about this, stating “The Big Three Nestlé, Mars and Cadbury/Mondelez, have all been criticised on workers rights. While they each now offer ethical […]

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Ethical Roller Derby Clothing

March 4, 2015
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Hellcat Clothing

You play an empowering sport. But do you play it in clothing manufactured in sweatshops? Where does your consumer dollar go? I’ve played derby for a while and this thought had never occurred to me. So I set about researching it. There’s an Australian website called Shop Ethical. This is what they have to say […]

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Ladies, take yourself seriously

January 20, 2015
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During a recent training session, Smarty Pants (Team USA World Cup player) pulled us all into a tight huddle and shared a story about her identity in derby as “back up jammer”. She pointed out that she had limited her performance in the past by not taking herself seriously enough as a jammer. This attitude […]

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Derby, meet Excel

January 14, 2015
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Level of naughtiness: generally low

I decided to graph the game statistics that I have available since I joined LCD (there’s not many – I had a patch in the middle where I didn’t make attendance). First up, here is the proportion of game play I got. Considering I rarely jam (maximum of twice in a bout), I think I […]

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2014 Roller Derby World Cup global viewing times

December 3, 2014
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We'll be purchasing the whole tournament in my house

If you’re nowhere near Dallas but keen on watching the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup, here’s your step-by-step guide. 1. Download this bloody awesome spreadsheet of 2014 World Cup games designed by Slaine. 2. Purchase the live feed from the World Cup website. ($45 for all games or $25 for the final day’s games only – presumably these […]

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Five signs you’re a roller derby bully

December 1, 2014
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1. You spend time and energy making sure people are on your side of a conflict. Conflicts happen and when they do, you have two options: raise it with the person with a view to resolving it, or let it go. If you’re running around dragging people into it, you’re bringing the whole league down […]

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How to break up with roller derby

November 21, 2014
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There are a few different ways to leave roller derby. You can go out in a blaze of indignant fury, posting scathing Facebook posts. You can quietly fade into the background and slink away (that was my method the first time I left). Below I outline a way to do it that can leave you […]

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