The Sisterhood…I know it sounds cliché, but there really is this bond with your Derby Sisters, not only your own teammates but even other teams. I work in an office environment and usually when you put a bunch of women together…let’s just say it’s not always a good thing...ha ha! In Derby you are accepted here no matter what your skating skills are, if you big or small and there are no restrictions (besides to be skating on the team you must be a woman)and we work together to help each other improve all our skills as a team and individually. I think it’s the bruises, tears(wait, there is no crying in derby!) aches, pains and the sweat…a lot of sweat… that we all share that gives us that bond. That bond will make us stronger both on and off the track…but mostly on the track..
Where to go from here…I plan to do this as long as my body will let me. Right now I am in the best shape I’ve been in for years, thanks to Derby of course. We learn so much each practice, each scrimmage or bout we attend that the only place to go from here is up. Special Thanks going out to the Manchvegas Roller Girls who have trained with us, showed us lessons(sometimes the hard way) and really helped our team become stronger. Hopefully we find more women who want to be a part of this team and find the love of Derby we all have found.