Saturday, November 11, 2017

Appreciation: Achilles Fools

Patience was another of my earliest friends in Roller Derby.  I've tried for four years to get her to do one of my player bios, but it never has happened, so now I'm resorting to this to tell her she's wonderful.

Monday, October 16, 2017

"Me too"

I asked to make this guest post a while ago. In fact, I wrote a great deal in my very little spare time. Then the news broke about Harvey Weinstein and I thought, this is even more relevant now, I should finish that piece up. Now Facebook is flooded with “Me Too” posts, which were quickly followed by “I see you” and “I believe you” posts and even some posts where men were admitting they had once done it, learned the error of their ways, and hope that others will follow suit. I can’t quite explain my reactions to these posts, partially because there’s such a wide range of emotion. I am sad, I am upset, disappointed, happy to see people band together against such atrocities, and anger. I relived my experiences with each new post, experiences outside of derby and experiences in derby. I went home immediately, scrapped what I originally had written, and rewrote this piece.

So here you are, derby world, here’s my story.

“Me too.”

well now

This next post is not written by me.  It was written by someone I know, and that ref has asked for anonymity.  Since I know her, I'm posting it.  It's something that needs to be addressed, especially in light of current events. 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Appreciation: Sweet Pain

Cricket was one of my first friends at SDRD, and I've always been thankful for that.  She's a true warrior.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Appreciation: Roswell Crash

I met Roz at the first or second Nollercon.  It's been about five years ago now, and I don't remember   She was a skater at the time, and a darn good one.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Appreciation: Buns of Fury 99

Pam was my roommate and a fellow ref and one of the best people I know.  I remember when she first showed up at SDRD, not long after I did, but immediately was a force to be reckoned with on the track.  She is no-nonsense and will let someone know exactly how she feels about playing (and occasionally the reffing).  My first away bout, when I was a penalty box timer, was at OC and it was her first bout as a Rockette, SDRD's B Team.  Buns is a double threat, as she is a great blocker and also an amazing jammer.  I'm hoping she is also still reffing occasionally, since she was getting quite good at that the last time I reffed with her.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Appreciation: Ice Pax 32

Tracy (as I never learned to call her by her derby name) has always been my derby hero. She was at SDRD when I started, and I miss her lots.