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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.

Coaching the Mental Game

On my citywide website, I share resources for anyone who has a league or who is starting one.  I have a coaching guide with the below information as well as a TON of other helpful tools. http://www.seattlerollerderby.com/#!resources-for-leagues/c2ob At Rollercon this … Continue reading

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North Seattle College Article

https://continuinged.northseattle.edu/blog/how-be-roller-derby-queen

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Veterans Day

On veteran’s day, which also happened to be the same day that brought the first noticeable winter chill, I saw an elderly gentleman lecturing a garbage can emphatically, with an index finger – as leaves swirled about his feet. Then … Continue reading

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Roller Derby Five Years Later

I’ve been thinking about this blog lately and ‘Thank You Jerry Seltzer’ for inspiring me to re post your blog. That led  me to browsing my own posts and for the first time EVER I read some of my very … Continue reading

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Rollercon 2015: banked track, 3 birthdays, ending Roller Derby Wars

Originally posted on RollerDerbyJesus.com:
I have really been remiss in posting here….but so much going on. Going to my seventh Rollercon, certainly a highlight of the year. It is no secret I loved banked track Derby; after all my…

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Balance

Five years ago I began to focus my life on trying bring the sport of roller derby to the mainstream. I saw a need for something that could teach ANYONE to gain skills and experience this sport. I started OneWorld … Continue reading

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I am stealing this for all of you….please, please, read!

Originally posted on RollerDerbyJesus.com:
http://www.sleazethezebra.com/ the link above is as important as you will see. I am certain it is a situation that most of you have encountered in one form or another…… Please read and respond to her…

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A Thank You Letter

In 2014 I dropped out of sight. In this blog post I began to write about all of the thing’s I’ve been going through and what led up to this post, BUT……. in an effort not to over share, here … Continue reading

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Meet Team Canada 2014: Evada Perón [52]

Originally posted on Derby Frontier:
Blogger, writer, traveler, explorer and now an international roller derby star, Evada Perón began her skating career with bang in 2011 when she started participating in scrimmages and boot camps around Chilliwack, B.C. before playing in her…

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A different Roller Derby and why I love the Pivot position.

Originally posted on RollerDerbyJesus.com:
Well, first of all the reason I loved the pivot was because I created it. And the proper use made the game better. There were no designated positions in Roller Derby for the first 25…

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