Author Bio & Stories

  • December 12, 2011
    Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    Creating a new sport has its challenges. Besides having to remind everybody how the game is played, roller derby has to constantly assure people that, unlike its popular predecessor, it is real. One league's slogan makes the point prominent: “Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.” On their FAQ, the WFTDA is compelled to add questions like “Is roller derby real?” and “I used to love watching roller derby on TV! Is it like that?”