Good and Eva
What is the origin of your derby name/persona?
I skated for six months without a name and no nickname came naturally, so my dad and I had to sit down and brainstorm one. It suits me, I think. I was voted Kindest Badass by a group of friends, because I do like to be a good friend, but sometimes I just feel like shouting people to pieces. Please don’t include this story, it’s pitiful.
What year did you join TRG?
What do you do outside of roller derby?
I’m a full-time undergraduate student at Florida State University, studying biology.
Prior athletic background?
How did you get into roller derby?
I had to learn a new skill for a senior project in high school. I found a derby team in my hometown and they taught me what I needed to know to play derby.
What is an unexpected way derby has impacted your life?
Besides providing me with the best conversation starter of all time, derby has helped me identify worthwhile risks in my life. Compared to skating full-force into a wall of human beings, striking up a conversation with a stranger is nothing.
What is one piece of advice you would give to newer league members or those who are thinking about joining roller derby?
All reasons are good reasons to join up. I joined because I liked the idea of a contact sport, but it was also a great way to meet a massive group of people when I moved to Tallahassee. Whether you volunteer, ref, or skate, you make some of the most diverse connections to the neatest people in the city.