Derby Name: Rainbow Blight
Derby #: 95
Is there a story behind your name and number? I love being happy (the rainbow) and the 80s, but on occasion I am fierce (the blight). 95 was a beautiful transformative year for me but also very painful.
What year did you start roller derby? I started Summer of 2014
What roller derby team(s) have/do you play for? Mad Dollies (D$L)
Your Athletic background? None. I am completely without an athletic resume. I jogged some and rode a bike in College. I didn’t even know how to roller skate.
Any derby/sports heroes? All these women are amazing to me. So much grit and drive.
Best derby memory? I think derby is made up a million best moments and some terrible moments, but really being fortunate enough to skate and feel strong is the best.
What’s your worst roller derby memory? When I broke my leg/ankle and found out cartilage broke off that wouldn’t grow back. If I could have a do over….it would be that. everyday.
Why do you play roller derby? From the moment I saw it, I knew it was something I had to do. I play because I can and when I think about no longer playing it hurts.
Gear you couldn’t live without? Knee pads. Amazing stuffed with fluff knee pads.