A lot of people say to me, "Daphne, what's a nice girl like you doing in a violent, tattoo-infested sport like Roller Derby?"
Or they would, if they knew what roller derby was.
I first heard about derby from my good friend Ellen Rage, though I had no idea what the sport was and she finally settled for having me watch Whip It. Yeah, I said it. Ellen Page got me into roller derby. DEAL WITH IT.
After that I found the Dames and went along to one of their Saturday training sessions. It was pretty intimidating, but as soon as I put on my skates I felt 100% cooler, and I knew I was on to a good thing.
From there it was a slippery slope.
I guess the conclusion is, thank goodness for Ellen Page.