People outside the realm of roller derby dont realize how much thought goes into a name and most often even a number for a player. I had so many derby name ideas, based on writers I absolutely adore, that were already taken. That is when I decided my name had to be 100% about me, and so it is. I am freegan and some would say I am brutally honest, which I wont deny!
My derby number is a whole other story entirely, it is my grandmothers birthday. My grandmother fell ill a couple of years ago, so I decided to stop my traveling ways and head back to the east coast and care for her.
My grandfather passed almost immediately after I arrived home, leaving me, Jessbot and my grandmother to hang out and take care of one another. January of 2010 I started roller derby, and as usual my grandmother fully supported the idea, and I couldnt wait to have her come watch me play. A couple of weeks after I started roller derby my grandmother died, leaving me alone and totally lost......with the exception of my roller derby family who helped me survive a "brutal" year.
So alas, that is the story of why my roller derby number is 1121, November 21, 1935 the most amazing caring woman was born.
I do find it a bit odd that 6 months after I registered my name, it is randomly approved a week before my grammas birthday!
And considering how far I have come with my skating, I think my gramma would be damn proud of me...which was always her style. Even when I decided I wanted to eat out of the trash and hop freight trains around the country, my grandmothers only words were "be careful, call me, have fun"
I bet just about every derby gal out there has a story behind the name or number, maybe not...but I know I sure do. love you gramma
Anyone who was ever wondering where I got my confidence and snchnazzy style from....here is your answer! Stone cold fox!