October 28, 2010

My favorite ladies; the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds will be having their first bout at the Comcast Event Center in Everett on December 4th and I could not be more proud of everyone!

There has been such work, determination, pride, heartbreak, support and friendships and I’m so honored to have the opportunity to see this growth.

With Seattle Roller Derby there will be an opportunity for men to form groups too, but there is something about derby that brings together women in a way that is unique to any other sport I’ve ever seen.

I want to continue to collect data and information so we can help leagues everywhere get more funding and have proof that the benefits of derby have not yet been recognized by most of the world.

So far taking this path of trying to bring opportunity has been fascinating and hard, with alot of questioning about whether or not it is the right thing to be doing, but I keep coming back to getting out of my own way to let this happen.

Today I spent the day organizing legal documents for three entirely different situations; ALL of them life altering depending on the outcome. After getting back from the post office I put on my skates, painted, worked on the SRD website and felt really grateful to be here today.

We’re all in this together.


About thehotflashseattle

I'm a person who found derby at JUST the right time in my life to give me hope, make me stronger and experience something that had been waiting for me all these years! My mightiest goal is to mainstream the sport of roller derby. My selfish goal is to help other people find ways to skate,connect and inspire each other to get back on track when they begin to slip off and help them up when they fall. Doing this helps me believe that there are others ready to do the same for me. In 2012 I had four surgeries, two of which were mastectomies and now at 57 I'm cancer free and back on track. Three years ago on this profile I claimed not to be a "great" coach but wanted to share what I knew. I am revising that statement at this time because I have figured out that I'm a survivor, a warrior and a damn good coach! I am the founder of OneWorld Roller Derby in the Greater Seattle area. We are sharing our resources to help other leagues form and we're creating a circuit that is coming together utilizing USA Roller Sports as a common link. We are bring roller derby to schools, colleges, parks departments and community centers across the US. Helping each other through the pack is what makes life work for me. In the world we get knocked down, get back up, reset and help each other through the pack. We look ahead for the holes to jump through. We gain momentum to find the endurance we need to be able to make it around the track one more time even when we don't think we can. Derby = life = Derby; It's all the same game to me.
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One Response to October 28, 2010

  1. Christine says:

    Right on!

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