How did you get involved in roller derby?
When I transferred colleges from Colorado to Nebraska, I suddenly had no hiking opportunities. I had to beg people to go on a bike ride when I was accustomed to biking everywhere; even a walk down the street for frozen yogurt was a difficult sell. Dame Von Slapavitch, president of the Platte Valley Roller Vixens, approached me at the local watering hole and I cried, “sign me up!”
Who is your derby hero?
Sequin Destroy #970. She was my first and best friend in Fort Collins, CO. She didn’t try to recruit me, but when I transferred colleges she traveled with the Punchy Brewsters to play my local league, the Platte Valley Roller Vixens, and brought me to the after party. I joined the Vixens one month later.
What’s your pre-bout pump up song?
“Break My Body” by the Pixies, obviously, followed by “Where Is My Mind”
What is your best bout after party dance move?
Does awkward public stretching count as a dance move?
How has roller derby impacted your life?
I am part of the most supportive, caring, encouraging, and diverse community imaginable. I feel comfortable in my own body because of what I do on the track, and that makes me strong in body and mind.