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Ms Magazine: Negotiating Safety – Healing Through a Contact Sport

In the fractions of seconds before the body flying at me at speed with devastating intent actually impacts, I have a crowding multiplicity of voices that clamor for top feeling and then dull to a white noise of focus. In the tunnel vision of this moment, the roaring crowd around me that echoes what had [...]

By | 2017-02-23T19:26:20+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Online writing|Comments Off on Ms Magazine: Negotiating Safety – Healing Through a Contact Sport

Derby Central: The New Internationalisms in Roller Derby

Unless you’ve been hiding your face in the stinky gear bag you keep swearing to your significant other or roommate you’ll get round to cleaning one of these days, you’ll have noticed that recent tournament announcements have revealed locations that have kept the derby world abuzz. Whether you like to travel or loathe it, the fact of the [...]

By | 2017-02-16T16:28:23+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Online writing|Comments Off on Derby Central: The New Internationalisms in Roller Derby

2016 WFTDA D2 Champs: #48 Calgary takes 3rd over #52 Charlottesville, 252-197

PORTLAND, OR – In the fight for third place in the WFTDA D2 Championships, the game started with Calgary being visibly determined to take the game and go home with a medal. Calgary started strong by taking lead status and adding double digit points accordingly. Charlottesville was keen to reply, and made the Canadians work for their [...]

By | 2017-01-12T03:27:53+00:00 November 6th, 2016|Online writing|Comments Off on 2016 WFTDA D2 Champs: #48 Calgary takes 3rd over #52 Charlottesville, 252-197

2016 WFTDA D1 Champs: #3 Rose City knocks out #6 Texas, 186-172

PORTLAND, OR – This was both a tense and dense game for the #3 and #6 WFTDA-ranked teams, as they traded game leads throughout play, and their strategy was marked by relentless braced walls that jammers had to press through to take passes. Both teams fielded swift-footed jammers who applied unrelenting pressure on blockers, gathering every [...]

By | 2017-01-12T03:31:46+00:00 November 5th, 2016|Online writing|Comments Off on 2016 WFTDA D1 Champs: #3 Rose City knocks out #6 Texas, 186-172

2016 WFTDA D1 Champs: #4 Angel City has no carbs against #19 Montréal, 217-116

PORTLAND, OR – After a hotly contested first twenty or so minutes of play, starting with what seemed like a solid lead claim from Montréal and then riddled with tense game lead switches, Angel City clamped down on defense, resulting in a widening lead differential for ACDG into the half-time break. The second period was defined [...]

By | 2017-01-12T03:36:09+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Online writing|Comments Off on 2016 WFTDA D1 Champs: #4 Angel City has no carbs against #19 Montréal, 217-116

2016 WFTDA D2 Champs: #50 Brandywine sneaks past #52 Charlottesville, 205-200

PORTLAND, OR – With floor conditions troubling both teams in the initial minutes of play, both teams seemed to find their ground relatively rapidly in the first period. Jammer penalties took a solid hold through the middle of the first period of play, but lead jammer statuses were the main determiner of scoring abilities, and both [...]

By | 2017-01-12T03:38:34+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Online writing|Comments Off on 2016 WFTDA D2 Champs: #50 Brandywine sneaks past #52 Charlottesville, 205-200