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How are you celebrating International Cat Appreciation Day?

It’s August the 8th in many part of the world, and while many of you may be glued to the Olympic games in Rio, you may also be aware that a shimmering glow on the horizon of today is… International Cat Appreciation Day. So, Roller Derby, how are you appreciating your feline friends today? First [...]

By | 2017-01-12T04:43:30+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Online writing|Comments Off on How are you celebrating International Cat Appreciation Day?

Orlando Aftermath and Derby Community // A Series Announcement

It’s hard to find the words to talk about this. As someone who trades in words, word play is my forte. Sometimes it feels like I’m drowning in the deluge of words around all of the kinds of things I want to know and care about. Learning and writing, back and forth, is a never-ending [...]

By | 2017-01-12T03:11:23+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Online writing|Comments Off on Orlando Aftermath and Derby Community // A Series Announcement

London v. Goffum, Deux

The last time these two teams met, the obvious smack talking and bee-related jokes that happened made the lead up to the event quite entertaining to watch develop before the game even happened. After the New Yorkers proved that they indeed could be taken down at Champs last fall, there was no smack talking required [...]

By | 2017-01-12T03:21:14+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Online writing|Comments Off on London v. Goffum, Deux

VRDL overcomes a slow start against ACDG, wins 183-94

When Angel City and Victoria met Sunday afternoon at the Big O, the #2-ranked Australians already had three wins behind them, including one against the 2015 Champions Rose City. There was a lot of uncertainty prior to the weekend as it was the first time playing sanctioned games this season for most of the teams [...]

By | 2017-01-12T03:24:09+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Online writing|Comments Off on VRDL overcomes a slow start against ACDG, wins 183-94

butchisnotadirtyword.com: Dear Butch

Dear Butch, This is complicated. Today when I walked out into the street, several cis-men whistled, muttered and leered at me in ways that made me feel unsafe and threatened. This happens every day. Some days I pause in my doorway and wonder if it really is worth being in the world, because my version [...]

By | 2016-03-23T01:24:41+00:00 March 18th, 2016|Online writing, Print Magazine|Comments Off on butchisnotadirtyword.com: Dear Butch

Derby Central: Celebrate this International Women’s Day with Roller Derby

When we think about acknowledging and celebrating International Women’s Day in our sport, we might have a really specific and pre-determined idea of the people it ought to apply to. But it’s worth rethinking for so many reasons.  Let’s be real, though, at the core of our passion is roller derby – its play, its [...]

By | 2016-03-23T20:28:17+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Online writing|Comments Off on Derby Central: Celebrate this International Women’s Day with Roller Derby

Derby Central: One Year of DC – On mourning, community and the love of derby

It’s been a year, roller derby. A year of Derby Central. One year since a handful of people turned to each other and knew they weren’t done reporting for you in the middle of WFTDA tournaments. Or, I guess what I should actually say is – it’s been a year and a few weeks. Because [...]

By | 2016-03-23T20:24:57+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Online writing|Comments Off on Derby Central: One Year of DC – On mourning, community and the love of derby

Pride.com: 9 Selfies That Have Rocked Our Queer World

The best selfies around have done things that extend beyond the simple and into the world to change things with self-love, if only a little. From the word of the year in 2013, we think it’s grown into more and more of a thing. Here are some selfies you won’t forget. And no, we’re not [...]

By | 2016-03-23T18:39:40+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Online writing|Comments Off on Pride.com: 9 Selfies That Have Rocked Our Queer World

Derby Central: ESPN logins, Puppies & Rainbows – A Primer

Okay, fine. There really weren’t a lot of rainbows in the filming of this saga. In fact, it wasn’t a saga. Or filmed. It was fairly simple. But there was definitely a lot of puppy. Puppy, and of course Double H (or HH), head of WFTDA Broadcast Operations, who talked me through this ceremonial login [...]

By | 2016-03-23T20:21:49+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Online writing|Comments Off on Derby Central: ESPN logins, Puppies & Rainbows – A Primer