- What year did you join TRG?
- Current Team
- Capital Punishment
How did you come up with your derby name? Does it have any meaning?
I sort of had a difficult time picking out my derby name. I had always wanted to be Sugar Rush, but when I researched the name, I discovered that someone had already claimed it. After that, I made up several names (Bye Bye Brookie, Botany Bae, Milk N’ Brookies, etc.), but I didn’t feel like any of them fit. So one day, I decided enough was enough, and I was just going to pick a name. I’ve always liked the word “milk,” so I knew that was going to be part it. I ended up just putting some “fat” on it, and I’ve been Milkfat ever since.
How did you get involved in roller derby? How did you wind up with TRG?
Yes, I’m one of those girls who saw Whip It and asked for a pair of skates for my birthday. Little did I know I bought the wrong skates, but that’s another story. I moved to Tallahassee in 2012 fresh out of high school and eager to pursue my Bachelor’s degree. I was so caught up in studying and my own nervousness that I did not go to a single TRG event until 2016, when I started bootcamp. Ask any derby player, and the majority will say that they wished they had joined sooner. That absolutely applies to me, but I’m part of this family now, and I’m loving every minute of it!
What do you do outside of derby?
What else is there? I mostly work and watch Netflix, Hulu, or HBO. I try to spend time with my friends, but recently that’s involved them coming over and watching me cook all day, since cooking is something else I enjoy doing outside of derby.
Likes? (Anything, derby or just in general)
I like a good whip and a hot apex jump.
Dislikes? (Anything, derby or just in general)
Players with bad attitudes. Sometimes you get frustrated during games, and that’s okay (it can be pretty great to make an opposing player angry when you execute a great play), but chronically ill-spirited players make derby less fun in my opinion. We’re all here to play the sport that we love, so we might as well have fun playing it!
Why is TRG (or roller derby) important to you?
It’s wonderful to be part of a community that encourages you to be who you are without question. I feel like I fit in with my teammates even though we’re all so different, and I know that we all have each other’s backs. Derby is hard, and sometimes you get discouraged, but my teammates have always been there to push me to my limits and beyond. I despise working out, but I push myself to do my best, not only for me but my team as well. TRG simply makes me happy.