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Published on March 26th, 2013 | by Em Dash

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Roller Derby Media Roundup, 4/1/13

“Life in Egypt can get pretty restrictive sometimes and it’s nice to have a place to go, where you can leave it all on the court and be who you want and act how you want,” says NoFeartiti. “Your teammates ask you to be aggressive and race around the track. That’s really freeing and brings out certain aspects of your personality that you probably haven’t thought about before.”
From a piece in The National about Egypt’s CaiRollers.

CJOnline featured a slideshow of junior skaters from Topeka Roller Derby.

The Washington Post ran a contest, inviting readers to make dioramas. Check out the roller derby peeps show!

Kotaku wrote up the Kickstarter for Power Jam, a roller derby video game being developed by two UK-based companies.

CNN.com features the story of saBOBtage of the Fairbanks Rollergirls, who lost 100 pounds after joining roller derby.

“Still, Frazer credits her weight loss to the supportive roller derby community. She says she loves meeting new women whom she otherwise wouldn’t know. Being a skater brings out the best in people, she says, whether it’s a competitive spirit or a slimmer self.”

Congratulations, saBOBtage!

The Tampa Tribune has written a feature on Apolona Ana, a valedictorian who skates for the Tampa Bay Derby Darlins junior league. Smart and fast–a deadly combination.

The Austin Chronicle wrote up the Texas Rollergirls’ season opener in its sports section. As a former PR committee chair, I know how hard it is to get sports coverage! Does your league get written up on the sports pages or in the lifestyle section?

The New Zealand Herald covered an incident in which an Otautahi Roller Derby skater bouted in shorts with an offensive phrase on them. Do you think we should ever censor skaters’ boutfits?

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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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