#63: Bad Apple

Skater, Recruitment Committee, consigliere to the President

What is the inspiration behind your derby name?  My derby name was inspired by my day job—I’m a teacher.

Best thing about roller derby? It’s true what they say: join a derby team and gain 14 sisters instantly! Roller derby is empowering; builds confidence; teaches teamwork; doesn’t discriminate based on size, age, or gender — and all while on roller skates!  I can’t think of anything better!

What do you do outside of derby? I teach 5th grade Literacy.

Random, interesting fact: I used to be a beekeeper and will be starting a new hive soon.  They are incredible creatures, not to mention bad-ass—a bee is willing to end its own life, just to cause you a tiny amount of pain—that’s something a tiny roller girl like me can relate to…

Bad Apple