Blocker (…have you seen these hips? I was born to play this position!)
4 months (in September ’17, I put on skates for the first time in 20+ years!)
What Drew You To Roller Derby?
It’s a very body-positive sport, where there is a place for woman of all sizes, ages, and fitness levels. I love the ability to start where you are, and be encouraged to grow into much more! And I love that it’s an outlet for my feisty side (which motherhood and a professional job doesn’t really allow). Plus, it’s full of some seriously bad ass women – which we all need more in our lives!
How Did You Choose Your Derby Name?
I’ve been sewing since I was 7 and I’m a seamstress in my spare time…so I always knew I’d be Stitches. McBadass was the recommendation of my best friend!
Sewing, Karaoke, Running Races, Board Games, and adventuring with my two kids and my hubby!
Any Past Athletic Background?
I’ve never played a team sport before! I lost a lot of weight and started to get into fitness in my late 20’s, and I was a postnatal fitness instructor for a few years when my youngest child was born. Otherwise, this is all completely new to me!
Pump Up Song
Drunken Lullabies by Flogging Molly
I started playing Derby when I was 40, and passed my minimum skills when I was 41. It’s never too late to do what you really want to do!