Skated most my life but brand new to roller derby, caught the bug summer of 2017
When I was 6 my dad bought used thrift store skates so big I would shove tube socks in the toes. I skated around my EVERYWHERE in those skates! I totally felt invincible and free once I had wheels strapped to my feet (this may stand true today). Around middle school when rollerblades were “the thing” I played rollerblade street hockey with all the neighborhood boys in our sleepy N. Illinois town then frequently used my blades as transportation until I got a car at 16. I caught the derby bug this past summer when a flat track league began forming in San Marcos but I quickly realized I needed more of a challenge. Oh did I ever get the challenge I was looking for in my TXRD journey!