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“Me me meeeeeeeee!”
Skater name: Booty Queen
Skater number: 000
Position: Blocker, Pivot
Years played: 5
Likes: My pups and my family
Dislikes: People who don’t like animals, people who don’t like old people
Freelance photographer, Animal Protection Officer and Public Health Educator for the City of Austin. I run a free spay/ neuter campaign for the residents of Travis County… let me fix your pets!
What is your most impressive derby injury?
Three broken ribs and two concussions in one season
Drink of choice at a bar?
Photography, rounding up those puppies and kitties and getting them fixed, CrossFit training, shows, playing music.
Other sports you have played?
Swimmer at USC, also represented South African swimming.
What’s your most embarrassing derby moment?
More funny than embarrassing: getting hit by somebody here at practice and hitting the floor so hard it burned a hole in my tights, right over my butt!
How did you get into derby?
I was shooting a show at CBGBs and two Gotham girls came up to recruit me.
Cheese! I was vegan for eight years so I feel justified in all the catching up I am doing!
Favorite roller derby player?
Carebear Scare (Gotham)
What are you most thankful for in your life?
My parents. I would not (literally) be here without them. They pushed me in the right direction to be able to emigrate from South Africa and escape a politically war torn third world country. It’s very beautiful and I love it very much, but the country is so violent and so many people have lost loved ones to senseless crime. Anyway, I really thank my parents for all their hard work and help in getting me here. I definitely could not have done it without them.
How/why did you pick your derby name?
The girls in my old league, River City Rollergirls, gave it to me when we started. Essentially, my butt chose it for me.
How has roller derby impacted your life?
I needed to be back playing some sort of sport and I also needed an outlet for my aggression. It definitely has helped center and calm me.
What’s the hardest part of being a rollergirl?
My feet hurt!!
First thing you do after a derby bout:
Shower..I get GROSS!
Which one of your tattoos is your favorite – what is it and why?
I have an outline of Africa with a heart over South Africa because that’s where my whole family is.
Most memorable experience you’ve had with a fan:
I love the little Derby Brats. One of my friend’s kids couldn’t pronounce Booty Queen so she ran around yelling “Booby Teen!” It was cute.