I heart contradictions. See name of blog. I'm a big fan of wearing a flowy skirt with pink toenails & hauling my kayaks around on top of my jeep. What goes better with guns & hunting than ruffle camo underroos (to go with my neon orange sports bra). While working with manly-men in a manly industry, I love going in super femine clothes, but then taking charge & running things the way I want it done.
So it makes perfect to sense to me why I love roller derby. It is so damn tough, but the ladies flount their lady-ness. Short skirts & tights while wearing heavy duty knee/elbow pads & hemets? Heck yes. That is what drew me initially. For a long time, I hadn't seen it in person. I made due with the magic of tv & movies. A&E made a reality show featuring TXRD (Hades Lady was a Bi-Otch!), Whip It and some other documentary about the Rat City Roller Girls.
It wasn't until the second time I went to see the Mad Rollin Dolls that I fell in love with the sport. It's a sport. They train, they compete, they're in it to win. It's not just a show. But it's still a show!
I would love to do derby. I want to block the jammer. I want to knock women off the track. I want to wear fishnets & skate around in circles. And I want to win.
Unfortunatly, I have a hip problem that would make it very easy for me to tear all the cartilage in my hip & be crippled for a good while. I'm sure I'll talk about it in the future. So right now my plan it to skate. To learn to be a really, really good skater. Which I will use later in my career as a roller derby enthusiast.
I even came up with a derby name I like. Lush O'Kelly.