Around me are women of all body types, ages and backgrounds. Collectively, we’re a team of unstable baby giraffes, attempting to take our first few strides into this eight-wheeled world. But I get up every time I fall, and I keep going back, and I keep improving, increment by increment, week over week.
—  How I Roller-Skated My Way To A New Beginning [x]

I am constantly in awe of the #rollerderby community. Going to the @BostonDerbyDames’ screening of In the Turn this weekend only reinforced these feelings.

In the Turn is an extraordinary documentary about a 10-year-old transgender girl who finds acceptance and empowerment in the company of a queer roller derby collective, the @vagineregime Watching this film gave me the gift of a new perspective on humanity, love, and this amazing sport called #rollerderby.

I’m so proud and humbled to be a part of this sport and this league and to skate with such amazing women. Thank you so much for sharing your film with us, GoGo! It is truly incredible <3 Also, @VagineRegime, I think I love you.

I'm officially tender meat now!!!

Took my skills test today and passed! I can’t believe it. Another step closer! Seriously derby has pushed so many of my limits and made me so much stronger that sometimes I can’t believe it. After, the other meat and some players celebrated at the diner next door and I haven’t laughed that hard in a while.

The sun is out in london… Just saying 😂👍…. #Repost @bambibloodlust
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