Many derby girls find they are playing a sport for the first time in their lives. They never got all that excited about going to the gym, had parents who made them choose academics over athletics back in school or simply “hated exercise.” These are the same girls who are now willingly spending hours upon hours a day, sometimes six days a week, training their bodies. Not because they want to fit into some killer bikini, but because they want to win.
Now, if that’s not girl power, I don’t know what is.” —
You know what else is appealing about roller derby? You get to fly and you get to shove people and you get to feel pain. It’s gotta be the fastest contact sport. That contact would be awesome. To get out your anger and feel connected at the same time. I wish wish wish I could skate better.
I wish I were less of a wuss about broken bones. I’m still thinking about derby. (I already know what my name would be. I’m a nerd.)
I never thought I’d reblog something from O Magazine, but here we are!