From the helmet of: Tesla
Ok, more like toe stop dust in the spandex shorts, but whatever. I want to talk about skirts. I never used to wear them. I didn't wear sleeveless shirts or sandals, either. I didn't even own shorts before 2014. A little over a year ago, I made the decision to lose weight. I went on Weight Watchers and took a year to slowly slough off 40 pounds. It was nuts, and a total head trip, but I did it! I wanted to buy a skirt, maybe. And a dress. Just to try them. I bought them, wore them with tights for a few weeks, then put them away. I still wasn't completely sold.
I'd hated my legs ever since 8th grade when a girl named Kyle told me I had sausage legs. I wore pants every day after that. For the next 14 or so years my sausage stems stayed hidden beneath khaki and denim, too sausagy for polite company. I even wore pants to gym class in high school, and any time my legs just HAD to show, I wore the thickest hose I could find. How sad. Looking back, I wish I'd punched Kyle in the nose and moved on with my day. Instead, I let that wound fester into a body image so warped and bizarre that I loathed every inch of skin beneath my waist. Not even shedding 40 pounds had changed my mind. They looked different, sure, but they were still my stupid sausages.
Then, derby happened. It waltzed into my life, swept me off my feet, and taught me to love everything about my body. Every day I began to gaze a little longer at myself in the mirror, marveling at these legs and feet and hips that did such amazing things... things I never knew I could do! Jumping, spinning, stopping, hitting. I began to write daily love letters to my legs:
And you know what? I wore dresses 4 out of 5 days last week. I only wore jeans on Friday because it was Friday, and who says no to jeans? Not this girl. I've never been a girly-girl, I usually forget to shave and I don't do pink, but I'll tell you what... I'm a legs girl now. Look at them. My sausages ROCK.
Tesla and Gravy
Just two rollergirls trying to share the rollerlove from Austin, TX to the world.