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February 2015 issue
Hard Knocks  Rolling with the Derby Girls
by Shelley Calton
When I initially immersed myself into the world of Roller Derby, I believed it was only about the grass roots revival of a women’s contact team sport.  I soon discovered that Derby is really about empowered women breaking barriers and creating new boundaries.  I developed a great deal of respect for these women, as well as envy, and I wished I had the courage to skate with them.  Without getting paid and constantly running the risk of serious injury, these women transform themselves from moms, teachers, and business women into competitive athletes.  The Derby names they give themselves reveal a bit about them individually i.e., “Tawdry Hepburn” and “Patsy Crime.” Through my photographs, I endeavor to capture the femininity, diversity, spirit, and strength of the women of Roller Derby.
The League.
Kerrizma Kevorkian.
Death by Chocolate.
Agent Belligerent.
Flame n Rage.
The Pack.
Holla Pain Yo.
Psycho Billie.
The Rink.
Huddled Sirens.
Applying Lipstick.
The Bench.
The Tex Offenser’s Pistols.
The Colonel.
Jumping Stars.
Flame’s Mom and Pop.
Kerrizma’s Megaphone.
Dolly La Dukes.
Fannie Matic.
Dementia Championship Trophy.
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