Monthly Archives: August 2013

Preparing for roller derby fresh meat tryouts

Here’s what you need to know before your fresh meat tryout: You should definitely roller skate first It’s pretty essential. In August 2010 I felt comfortable in my new career, but needed something physical. It was my first time trying … Continue reading

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New skaters make my heart happy

Last weekend* I helped coach Derby Daze, a weekend of roller derby workshops put on by the Rose City Rollers’ travel team. It gave me a lot of perspective. Aside from a lunchtime strategy lecture** I was lucky enough to … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Roller Derby

Yes, I’m comparing roller derby to prison*. Feel free to add how else roller derby is like the amazing Netflix series Orange is the New Black in the comments at the end of this post. You get a uniform And … Continue reading

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How to write about roller derby: A case study with James Dator and Greensboro Roller Derby

This week roller derby got fair news coverage. That, my friends, should, in and of itself, not be news. But it is. And it’s great news. Here’s the story, written by James Dator for SB Nation and picked up by … Continue reading

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