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Roller Derby

Meet The Women Challenging What A Successful Athlete Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Savannah OLeary | Posted 01.12.2017 | Women

Eva McCloskey (or “Evilicious,” if she’s laced up) has no time for the stereotypes that often color public perception of Roller Derby. “Only ...

Rolling in Another's Skates

Sue Shanahan | Posted 08.17.2016 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

Learning to love myself means learning to love others. I've discovered they are both sides of the same coin. To quiet the self-berating voice in my mind, I had to stop finding fault in people.

Psychedelic Paintings Reveal The Unexpected Beauty Of Roller Derby Bruises

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.04.2015 | Arts

To those in the roller derby scene, they're known as "derby kisses" or "rink rash." To the rest of us, they're bruises, plain and simple. But there i...

Joseph Erbentraut

Gorgeous Roller Derby Photos Redefine Beauty And Strength | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.13.2015 | Women

For some, physical fitness is associated with thinness and weight loss — but that isn’t and shouldn’t be the case for everyone. Thus goes one...

Watch This Teen Turn Into A Badass Roller Derby Player On The Rink

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.27.2014 | Teen

When 15-year-old roller derby player "Stella Corpse" steps out onto the rink, you'd never think anybody would mess with her. But if you looked past th...

Sweet and Vicious

Ken Hamm | Posted 11.15.2014 | New York
Ken Hamm

I've never been to roller derby before. So I decided to go in blind. Actually, I went in with a "strippers-meets-WWE" bias. I stand corrected.

What Happens When A Worrier Wife Marries A Warrior Husband

Lisa Meritz | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

When it comes to worrying, my mother was an Olympian, and she tried her best to train me to win a gold medal, too. I came close, but in my mother's eyes, I never worried enough. I've logged many sleepless nights perseverating about making the right choices, saying the wrong things, whether I would meet deadlines, having a car accident, and being a good-enough mom.

You'll Never Guess What This Roller Derby Dress Was Before

Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce

When Jenny Rist got divorced, she stared at her decade-old wedding gown and had no idea what to do with it. Destroying the dress felt wrong ("The ...

"Christmas Letter 2013"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spi...

"Skate Expectations"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.01.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien, whose fantastic writings did not, for some reason, include a story about roller derby, I am the lor...

Melissa Sher: Why It's Never Too Late to Bloom

Melissa Sher | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Phyllis Diller was "leaning in" before "leaning in" was cool. The next time you take a sip from something today -- and I don't care if it's wine, iced coffee or gazpacho -- drink to her.

The Most Gay-Friendly Sport Is...Roller Derby?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On the heels of NBA veteran Jason Collins coming out, Brooklyn-based freelance writer and HuffPost blogger Jim Flood wrote a blog post about how rolle...

A University Professor Revives A Childhood Dream -- Becoming A Roller Derby Queen.

Posted 05.15.2013 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

What's Wrong With This Photograph?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women

Reddit user copywriteher was shocked when she saw pictures of herself taken at national amateur photography event -- because, unbeknownst to her, she...

Roller Derby Provides A Model For Pro Sports In Accepting Openly Gay Men

Jim Flood | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Flood

Even before NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay, the lack of out gay men in pro sports was a major theme in the media. But at other levels -- high school, college, recreational, amateur --there are plenty of gay men in team sports. One such sport is roller derby.

10 Things I Learned About Roller Derby From the Texas Rollergirls

Tim Young | Posted 06.05.2013 | Sports
Tim Young

If you're not in the know, The Texas Rollergirls are celebrating their 10th season as a professional sport. And in honor of that, I want to share with you 10 things I've learned about the league.

There Will Be Blood: The Gorgeous Ladies of Bloodwrestling Get Down and Dirty

The Lady Aye | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York
The Lady Aye

What's left on the Lower East Side that's dangerous, cheap and fun? Thanks to the recent rise of martini boutiques, tourists and artisanal hotels, not much. Luckily Gorgeous Ladies of Bloodwrestling (or G.L.O.B.) are trying to turn the sanitized tides.

Does Joining Roller Derby Make You Gay? (Part 2)

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ilana Rapp

What does it feel like when a married heterosexual woman falls in love with her female roller derby teammate and doesn't tell anyone -- until now? Meet Deliah Lincoln, who is still married to her husband of over 10 years.

Does Joining Roller Derby Make You Gay?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ilana Rapp

Of course not. But for two married women, being a derby girl opened up some serious emotions, which led to their first same-sex experience -- and lots of heartbreaking drama.

My Daughters, Trixie Pixie and The SheVil Dead

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.09.2012 | Parents
Bruce Reyes-Chow

In Trixie Pixie and the rest of the skaters, they saw adult women who embodied the many things that we try to teach them about being a strong and secure person in the world.

Lesbian Roller Derby Player, Talks Love, Sports And Family

Windy City Times | Ross Forman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Jackie Daniels is in her eighth season as a roller derby standout, but, with the experience comes a bit of light-hearted ribbing. "I am getting to be...

The Most Embarrassing Moment You Never Had in The '80s -- But I Did

Jenny Isenman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women
Jenny Isenman

You know how whenever you're feeling a little big for your britches, you'll get an earth-shatteringly embarrassing flashback that puts you right back in your place?

STARSTRUCK: A Weekend Full Of Lights

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.23.2012 | Los Angeles

FRIDAY Global Food Porn Day What: Snack attack! At 9am PST Friday, food lovers will unite for a communal bite. Art House Co-op is organizing the pro...

PHOTOS: Meet The Vice City Rollers

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 02.09.2012 | Miami

Miami's Vice City Rollers, the 305's first roller derby team, is ready to for their inaugural match, just six short months after holding their open ho...

Weekend To-Do: Drunk Santas, LGBT Art And Roller Derby

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.09.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With the holidays just around the corner, we're starting to see Santa pop up everywhere. This weekend, jump into a Santa suit and take p...