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We Hear You, Roller Derby. And We Need Your Support.

Hello roller derby community! Good morning, afternoon, evening… whatever time it is where you are right now, reading this. It’s been great getting to know you. And we’ve loved you getting to know us. It seems the affection is mutual. We asked you for your thoughts about our site, but in the process we got [...]

By | 2017-01-12T04:40:14+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Online writing|Comments Off on We Hear You, Roller Derby. And We Need Your Support.

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

Rage Monthly: Femme Focus, Finding An Audience

Think about the last time you and a friend might have decided spontaneously to do some things that you couldn’t have seen yourself doing before. But with the right instigator suddenly you’re packing up to go camping just out of town, trying acro yoga, making your own zine, throwing together a horror-themed photo shoot. There [...]

By | 2017-01-12T03:10:28+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Print Magazine|Comments Off on Rage Monthly: Femme Focus, Finding An Audience

Rage Monthly: Femme Focus, Resolving Resolutions, Feeling Good

Twas the season. We ate and drank and merried our way through the holidays. And perhaps negotiated family or distant childhood friends and neighbors, all of whom had various opinions about where we’re at, who we are, and who we love. It might have been joyous. It might have been taxing. Maybe it was a [...]

By | 2017-01-12T03:10:37+00:00 January 1st, 2016|Print Magazine|Comments Off on Rage Monthly: Femme Focus, Resolving Resolutions, Feeling Good