Archive for December, 2015

Body Image and Derby

By Rhonda Swanson on Monday, December 28th, 2015 in Health & Fitness, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

I’ve got a confession to make. As a feminist it can feel like a shameful one but in all honesty, despite my knowledge of the psychological impacts of body image and the media and my rejection of the commodification of women’s beauty and capitalism’s unrealistic beauty standards…. I don’t always like the way my body […]

What It Takes to Play Derby

By Rhonda Swanson on Monday, December 28th, 2015 in Health & Fitness, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

When I tell people about derby, I usually end up gushing about all the positive ways it has impacted my life and trying to recruit them to play derby too. Sorry about that friends, family, and casual acquaintances of derby skaters. We can’t help but try to recruit you. We found something amazing and we […]

SBS Comes to Derby

By Rhonda Swanson on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 in Featured Skater, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

The first time I saw roller derby was at a Mad Rollin Dolls bout. When the Unholy Rollers skated out in their gold and red uniforms, I thought I had never seen anyone look so cool. They were confident, they moved so surely in their skates and they were in control of the crowd. Unlike […]

Gender Studies with Bi Felicia

By Rhonda Swanson on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 in Featured Skater, Skater Articles, The Family. No Comments

The first time I watched roller derby wasn’t empowering or inspiring. It was confusing – not in a “where’s the ball?” way, but in a “why is this making me so sad?” way. I wanted desperately to be a derby girl but I was quite certain that it would never ever happen. Why? Because I […]

Bring it On 2016

By Rhonda Swanson on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 in News, The Family. No Comments

Now that bootcamp and tryouts are over, I want to welcome our 18 new recruits for the 2016 season!  These ladies are strong and eager to learn.  2016 is not so far away and our new recruits have been busy getting acquainted with team and putting their bootcamp skills to work during our off-season practices. […]