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Published on August 4th, 2011 | by Em Dash

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Drama Begone: Slaying the Derby Drama Dragon

Sometimes we get so hung up on skating, bout production, league jobs, and all the other hard work we do that we forget why some of us got into this sport in the first place–that feeling of camaraderie and sense of belonging that derby can create.

Here’s a great article by Rhea CycleHer on how to keep it positive and friendly on and off the track, and how to deal with the problems that arise in derby.

Slaying the Derby Drama Dragon

Every skater (ref, NSO, etc) should check in with herself about this on a regular basis.

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Em Dash is a skater with Gotham Girls Roller Derby, which she joined in 2008 after a brief stint with Suburbia Roller Derby. She is also a founding member and Editor-in-Chief of Derbylife.com. For more of her writing, check out her new book, Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby. (July 2015) http://www.gutpunchpress.com/

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Em Dash is a skater with Gotham Girls Roller Derby, which she joined in 2008 after a brief stint with Suburbia Roller Derby. She is also a founding member and Editor-in-Chief of Derbylife.com. For more of her writing, check out her new book, Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby. (July 2015) http://www.gutpunchpress.com/



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