In Pursuit of Crazy Eyeris: Down but Not Out

So, here’s what happened. I panicked. Remember how I went to the first open practice and was less-than thrilled with my “skilz?” Well, things went downhill from there. In the week between open practice one and two, shit got crazy for me. Nothing huge, but just a lot of little things that made it feel {… Continue Reading …}

In Pursuit of Crazy Eyeris: Ready for a Derby Girl Beating

My first open skating session before Freshmeat workshops begin is exactly one week away. ILWR offers two open skate sessions prior to Freshmeat workshops. During these sessions I will learn basics such as form, falls, stops, and strength training. The next time I write about Crazy Eyeris, I will be heading off to skate that {… Continue Reading …}

In Pursuit of Crazy Eyeris – I’ve Got a Brand New Pair of Roller Skates!

Crazy Eyeris Riedell skates by Elaine Griffin Designs

When I was in high school I played the trumpet. Next to me sat Simon. Quiet, slightly shy, so super nice, amazing musician Simon. Simon, who is now a Grammy award-winner. Yeah! Simon used to listen to his Walkman (who didn’t!) and would share what he was listening to. He introduced me to Melanie. He {… Continue Reading …}

In Pursuit of Crazy Eyeris: Week 1

Whoo hoo! The first installment of the weekly series In Pursuit of Crazy Eyeris! I’m so excited! Things are moving along SO FREAKING FAST! When I decided to do this Derby thing, I thought I would get through the winter and then watch a lot of Derby in the summer, and then after the season {… Continue Reading …}

Rock that body

Women exercising from Cornell University on Flickr

When I began my blogging journey, I envisioned writing a series about body image and how as girls and eventually women, many of us lose sight of ourselves and our power. We cast our sight and our hatred on our bodies, as if they make up the whole of who we are. As if it {… Continue Reading …}