In March, Union Smack, Dark Side of Doom, Junior Smack and I drove across the country to Orange in NSW for Derby Fest Home Grown. Here is a short video of that trip. And, because Smack complained that I wasn’t in the video enough, here is a photo of us from the training camp.
A little over three years ago, I played my first interleague game. I was a Homicidoll playing with Murder City Roller Girls. We travelled to Hobart to play the Convict City Rollers. The event was called Execution Day and we lost 98 to 201. Here’s an album of some of the Dolls that day. Some […]
Think about what you’d like from the leaders in your roller derby league. Think about yourself as a leader. Do you conjure images of yourself and others giving inspiring speeches, igniting passion? Do you shy away from becoming a leader because you don’t have this skill? Do you find you team captain lacking if s/he […]
This is me in March 2012. And this is me in April 2015. W T F
I’m rewriting the WFTDA rules. See my additions in red below: 3.4.1 – The Lead Jammer is the only skater who has the privilege of calling off (ending) the jam prior to the expiration of the full two minutes and upon advice from her bench manager. Lead Jammer is a strategic position established on the […]
Facebook is slowly but surely working its way through the roller derby community, locking people out of their Facebook accounts until they submit a photo of their driver’s licence and then forcing them to use their legal names. There are so many issues with this. Chloe from Belfast, United Kingdom* says “I believe the roller […]
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 […]