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Grim Gables #34


What's the story behind your derby name?
I wanted a name that reflected my love of libraries and literature, and that celebrated mighty (and freckled) girls. I also my derby name to have a bit of a dark or twisted element to represent a fierce alter-ego. Anne of Green Gables became Grim Gables, or just Grim for short!

What's the story behind your derby number?
Originally, I was going to be R34D (leetspeak for READ), but I just shortened it to 34.

When did you join Renegade Derby Dames?
Fall 2012.

Had you ever played roller derby before joining RDD?
Nope.

What (if any) skating experience did you have before joining RDD?
I had a pair of roller skates in high school that I sometimes wore when walking (rolling?) the dog or with a waitress uniform at halloween.

Why did you join?
Because it looked fun and I wanted an excuse to buy another pair of roller skates.

What's the best thing about being a derby girl?
The best thing about being a derby girl is representing a more accurate microcosm of today's woman than any other sport, sorority, or service club that exists in Western Society.

What do you do in your non-derby life?
I need to touch all the crayons of life. Gardening, reading, guerrilla art, anticraft, typewriters, antiques, blank notebooks, guitar, piano, movies, stationary, tea, coffee, found objects, collecting, nature, insect/tree/animal identification, weird facts, untold stories of history, feminism, children's & ya literature, 
tinkering, napping, board games, cards, obsolete technology, recipes, photography, sewing, embroidery, people-watching. Master of nothing.

What is your most memorable derby moment?
Doing my first tomahawk, which is the best derby movement of all time.

What is your derby goal/dream?
Try not to permanently injure my body, build endurance, and skate in a temperature-controlled arena! Goal Combo!

Who is your favourite skater/derby idol?
I don't really follow roller derby outside of my league. My favourite skaters to watch from RDD are Mad Megz, Crazy Squirrel, Monster Muffin, and Daemon Star.

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