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“That’s not rink rash.”
Skater name: Voodoo Doll
Skater number: 29
Years played: Since 2003
What is your most impressive derby injury? I never show off my injuries. Besides, if I’m going to brag about anything it’s the fact that I’ve been skating for almost a decade and I’m not using a walker.
Drink of choice at a bar? Micheladas, but I’d rather be drinking a protein shake.
Hobbies? Wakeboarding, weightlifting and drawing comics for flattrackvoodoo.com
What’s your most embarrassing derby moment? With so many to choose from how could I limit myself to one? Having to re-learn derby after a 3 year hiatus was gut-wrenching! But, that time off gave me my son so it’s the best decision I ever made.
When did you start skating? In the early 2000’s the world was this bizarre post-911 haze where I spent most of the time on the couch watching 24-hour news, wanting to punch myself in the face. Then I decided I needed a new hobby.
Favorite Derby Moment – The first time I executed a legal block and heard that skater’s body hit the floor it felt like falling in love.
Favorite food? Go Paleo.
Favorite roller derby player? I don’t like to watch technical perfection as much as I like to see someone skate with raw power and style. Derby should be fun to watch. You don’t have to be league stars or veterans to execute a move I really like. I can learn something from anybody.
What’s the hardest part of being a rollergirl? Being a lanky girl in a short league makes it hard to avoid penalties. When people get spidered by someone my size they assume it must be illegal but I know how to make my length work to my advantage. I’m tall and I own it.
Most memorable experience you’ve had with a fan – A fan I had never met created a Voodoo Doll fan site that was both flattering and intensely embarrassing. Another sent me a detailed list of clothing styles he expected me to wear on “future dates.” I never got around to buying that spiked collar.