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Be patient with yourself. Are you frustrated with yourself because you can’t pirouette like Bonnie Thunders? Girl, she was a figure skater for years and years. Of course she can do a pirouette. Check out the roster for the 2008 Gotham Girls All-Stars at WFTDA Nationals (back when it was still called Nationals and I […]

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I’ve said it many times: Roller derby is hard. Yes, it looks hard, but it’s even harder than it looks. Roller skating is tough enough without run away from people who are trying to knock you over. And all that starting and stopping? There’s a reason why people bang into the wall at the rink. […]

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You learned how to roller skate. You tried out. You made the training squad. You got drafted to a team. You thought the heartbreak part of your roller derby career was over – and then you didn’t get rostered for a game. I asked some coaches and captains what they look for when they’re making […]

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If you’re new to roller derby, or just new to a particular team or situation, there are a few common ways to make a bad first impression. ¬†Go nuts! Later, you can work up to advanced bad impressions at roller derby practice by saying things like “I don’t jam” or “I only jam.” Show up […]

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If ya’ll have been poking around the site, you know that I started my roller derby career with the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls. I’m one of those rare Portland natives (okay, I grew up in Beaverton), but when my husband and I got married, he was in a doctoral program at Indiana University. Of the two […]

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It’s here! It’s a real thing! Okay, the interior of the book itself still needs to be laid out, but the outside is all prettied up. I’m really excited about it, and also glad that both the graphic designer and the model were Fresh Meat when I was a coach. The oval of derby, my […]

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Hey ya’ll! Just for Friday funsies, I’m giving away a copy of my upcoming book, Roller Derby for Beginners, to one of you kids who is NOT at Rollercon right now. If you’re at Rollercon, please get off the internet and go jump in a pool or do some pantless dancing or something. All you […]

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If you want advice about how to manage and what to bring to RollerCon, the internet has you covered already. Drink lots of water, guys! Save some money! Okay, now that you’re adequately prepared (yawn), here’s some other advice from old Frisky, who has never been. Change your Facebook settings to approve tagged photos before […]

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Rose City’s Fresh Meat are having a bout tonight. Yay! Our Meat is tough! They deserve a little bit of the spotlight from time to time. This will be a first-time bouting experience for most of these ladies. Since it’s already game day, here are a few quick last-minute tips for your first roller derby […]

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Earlier this week, things weren’t looking so great at the Sour House. We’d been informed by our landlord that he would be raising the rent. The next day we got the letter: as of August 1st, the rent would be increased by $380. My husband is a musician and teacher, and summer budgets are tight […]

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