I’ve been speculating on Roller Derby and the role it plays in women’s lives. I think it’s safe to say if RD doesn’t steer your life in the direction it needs to go, then you are doing it wrong. On the same note I don’t know anyone who has been a part of RD who hasn’t been thrust into their truth!
I watch in amazement as girls become women. I see ladies getting married or divorced. Coming out of the closet. Losing or finding their religion. Going back to school for degrees or following their dreams as artists, writers, musicians, comedians. Having babies & raising strong children. Starting their own businesses. Doing something for themselves. It’s very empowering to watch and be a part of something so dynamic.
Roller Derby has a way of sifting out the unnecessary; simmering everything down to it’s concentrated essence. It’s like an alchemy. Take strong women. Give them all a common goal. Change your world. It’s a beautiful thing.