From the helmet of: Tesla
Ok, folks, it's the end of November. The Holiday Season is drawing near, and while we're all groaning over Christmas commercials that have been airing on TV since Halloween, you have to admit it... it's time to start shopping. This year I encourage you to support our amazing derby community by shopping at derby-owned stores. Derby folks don't just make arm bands and helmet panties, though. You'll find all kinds of amazing stuff out there with a derbier at the helm. I'd like to share a few with you today, and I hope you'll ask around at your local leagues and find out who is a business owner. If your team has a Facebook group, make a post asking all business owners to comment with links to their websites. Here are some to get you started! Hover over each photo for a quick description, and click to view each shop. Enjoy, and happy shopping, whatever you happen to celebrate <3
Please feel free to add a link to your derby-owned shop in the comments!
Being hurt sucks. When you fall down as a kid, you do one of two things: you cry like a banshee, or you bottle that shit up and brush yourself off. In derby, though, sometimes the falls are so bad that something happens, something snaps, pops, breaks... you're down for the count. You might cry. You might get back up and pretend it's alright. You might not be able to get back up, even if you want to. Life changes, and suddenly you can't skate. What is life now?!
The end of October saw both Gravy and Tesla hurt, and they're looking forward to a No Fun November. No skating = NO FUN. Obviously. Sorta. "Time heals all" is a really crappy saying, you know that? Derby folks aren't generally the most patient people in the world, especially those who prefer to jam.
If you're hurting right now, we feel you. If you're skating right now, we envy you. Go get it for us.
Tesla and Gravy
Just two rollergirls trying to share the rollerlove from Austin, TX to the world.