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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Suzy Hotrod in ESPN magazine!

So Suzy Hotrod announced today on her facebook fan page:  

"The cat is out of the bag! I will be featured in ESPN'S 2011 THE BODY ISSUE!!!! This is a huge day for roller derby! Links below to articles."

And it's pretty much a huge day for the rest of us too. ESPN recognizing an athlete from the roller derby community is AMAZING and an undeniably positive step for our sport as a whole. Congratulation Suzy!

This is this photo that appeared in the magazine, but check it out on ESPN's website, where you can also view the other athletes who made the issue.

Suzy Hotrod skates with the Gotham Girls Roller Derby and is the Co-Captain of Team USA
"Like" her on facebook!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Re-Blog: How to Talk to Little Girls

Okay, I did it again, another re-blog. But I swear, I only re-blog important shit! (Okay, except for maybe the Fuck It Duck and 90210 Day but still, this one's good.) It's about resisting the urge to tell children they're cute. At first you might be wondering what's wrong with complimenting a child, but Latina Fatale makes a lot of sense.

Read her blog entitled How to Talk to Little Girls here.

Re-Blog: Waking up full of Awesome

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I hate being a cop out and just posting photos or links to other people's sites, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to keep up with your own deadlines, and besides- it gives me an opportunity to highlight other people's work. A friend of mine shared this on facebook recently and I felt it was definitely worth passing on. It comes from Redefine Girly, a blog about changing the way that we think about the societal norms that shape little girls.

It's called Waking up full of Awesome, and it's a great read.
Check it out here.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Roller Derby Reverend

10 of my sisters from the roller derby community have shared this link on facebook today, but I didn't watch it til one of them said the video made her cry. Touching, poignant, time relevant. Someone who is actually changing the face of roller derby and how the world views it. A roller derby reverend. 
 Sorry I cannot figure out how to embed this one. You'll have to click here.
This reminds me of a blog I wrote awhile back: Spreading the Roller Derby Gospel

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Farmer John Contest Update! (VOTE 4th STREET RETRO ROLLERS!)

The Farmer John commercial came out featuring Long Beach Roller Derby's 4th Street Retro Rollers! Have you voted yet? You can vote more than once! It means $1,000 for the league!

The featured skaters are Flame Fatale, Estro Jen and Anita Nother. [I'm in the background wearing pink and black tie dye looking tights and a red helmet.]

TEXT TEAM97 TO 80800 then like them on facebook and VOTE AGAIN!

me with the 4th Street Retro Rollers on April 22nd, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Vote 4th Street Retro Rollers!

Farmer John is hosting a contest for local sports teams to win some money at Sports Chalet and the 4th Street Retro Rollers of Long Beach Roller Derby made it into the running. They get a billboard in Hollywood and will be featured in a commercial. Some Farmer John representatives showed up to a practice to film for the commercial and even had one of their guys lace up some Moxi rental skates and learn some derby drills as "Jammer John". The 4th Street Retro Rollers are finalists but they haven't won yet!
To help them win, vote by texting Team97 to 80800
or like Farmer John on Facebook and vote for them there.

Moxi Rollerskates in US Magazine!

Wendy Williams loves Moxi Rollerskates! Her shoe collection was featured in US magazine and they included a special shot of her Moxi jungle print skates! Can't get better promotion than that!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

It's 9-10-11!

The date it 9-10-11, which seems like a perfectly legitimate reason to re-post me blog about 90210 day! (Last year, September 2nd 2010)