Friday, March 8, 2013
POW! POW! Interview with Cajun Rollergirls Delirium Trigger 21:13
1. Roller Derby name and number? Delirium Trigger 21:13
2. What League(s) have you been affiliated with? Cajun Rollergirls
3. How Long have you been skating? February 22, 2010. 3 Years, 4 Seasons
4. How did you discover Roller Derby? A league member told me at a local bar that I looked pretty hardcore and she thought I should join in on this thing called Roller Derby. Before that night, I had no clue roller derby existed.
5. What type of work do you do outside of Derby? Dental Assistant and Business Management student at Nicholls State.
6. What other hobbies/activities/hidden talents do you do? Going to concerts is big deal. Traveling as much as possible to new places with my boyfriend (DJ-TJ). Supporting my friends and my favorite local businesses as much as possible. Giving lots of love to our 4 doggies. Mosh pitting, sleeping late, dancing...lots of dancing especially skanking and "new wave/dark wave" style. I very much enjoy a variety of tasty adult beverages! Hidden talents range from...um well...i don't hide anything!
7. What do you enjoy most about the sport? I enjoy and appreciate all that went into making derby what it is today. From the very beginning when derby was a bunch of underground outcasts who just wanted to hangout, skate a little and drink a lot, to what it is today: the fastest growing SPORT in the world. Every year I enjoy hearing how the women and men who work to make the derby world go round, are also excelling the sport forward into the world of professionally recognized sports.
8. What other sports have you played through the years? Marching band and performing arts club count right? Erm...maybe?? I was a damn good marching beast! I got the 2004 Marcher of the Year award! Well like I said earlier, i like to mosh...i know moshing counts.
9. Describe your experience so for as a rollergirl? My roller derby experience has been quite a fun and fast paced one! Back when I started in 2010, CRG was just skating fast and hitting someone. Now there's strategy and smart play. When I'm not at skating practice 3 days a week, I'm endurance and strength training at the gym. And when I'm not at either of those places I'm trying to find lessons and skate clinics, reviewing game footage, and researching how to be a top athlete. As you can see from my non existent list of previously played sports, I was never athletic. But my constant thriving to be a the best competitor that I can, fuels me to make these healthy decisions for myself and my body. Derby has allowed me to make so many good relationships with people, it has given me so much room for growth and self exploration, and it has shown me some rather good life and business lessons. But, the relationship it has allowed me to form with myself is more perfect than I could ever imagine. I push myself past my limits, I learned self control, and I am able to see my hard work pay off. I have gained self love and focus on the positives in my life, rather than dwelling on the negatives. Like so many before me, derby has been a life changing experience.