Skater of the Month
1. How long have you been playing?
I started derby playing on a small, non-competitive co-ed MADE team in May 2015. In October 2017, I joined YCDD and have been thrilled to play with a highly competitive team that skates both WFTDA and MADE rulesets.
2. Why Roller Derby?
I have never been a natural athlete, but I could always skate. Derby is not only great exercise, but also a fun (and legal!) way to work out aggressions.
3. Worst Derby related injury?
Badly bruised tailbone, sprained thumb.
4. What is your favorite position to play and why?
Blocker. I enjoy being a part of derailing the plans of the opposing jammer. I’m looking forward to learning to provide offense for my own jammer as well.
5. What has playing derby taught you about yourself?
Derby has taught me that I can do more than I thought I could. I have a tendency to underestimate and second-guess myself, and derby has shown me that I am able to accomplish my goals. Even if it takes a while, if I put in the work, I can get there.
6. What is the most rewarding part of being a member of YCDD?
The camaraderie—being a part of YCDD has allowed me to surround myself with a group of women who support me for being strong and for challenging myself. It’s quite inspiring.
7. What do you enjoy doing in your off time?
My husband and I founded and run an animal rescue facility. Between derby and the rescue, there isn’t much off time—my life is mostly animals and skates.
8. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
Not surprisingly, I would be a rabbit. They are quick and agile (both things I aspire to be), and though they appear to be fragile, they can be truly fierce when needed.
9. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?
Sunblock, utility knife, books!
10. If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?