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Mica’s an odd duckling, who found derby late in life but fell in love with it from the first hit.  Sometimes a clumsy ball of wheels, sometimes a speeding comet, if anything, you’ll be entertained by her antics.



HOW WERE YOU INTRODUCED TO DERBY & WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO JOIN?

I rollerskated all last summer around town, with my daughter in a stroller.  When I saw an email about tryouts, I thought, “why yes, derby might be a very nice place for me…”


WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT IT?

I love to skate, and it makes me feel strong.  And I love the fact that you can be a great derby player no matter what your body type.  ...Oh, and I love slamming into people.


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE POSITION TO PLAY?

I’m a very jumpy blocker.  I’m trying to tame my elbows.


WHAT TYPE OF SKATES / WHEELS DO YOU USE?

I JUST got a magical new pair of skates--Reidell 965s, (because I have flat hobbit-feet) with Sure-grip Avenger plates, and they shoot rainbows out of the toestops.  I call them my Darth Skaters, and they are amazing.


DO YOU HAVE A DERBY SUPERPOWER?

I call it “excitable puppy energy.”  As soon as I get my skates on, I get ants in my pants.  My super DUPER power is that I don’t take things too seriously.  A sense of humor goes a LONG way.


DO YOU HAVE A REGULAR SUPERPOWER?

I can do about 21 things at one time.  But then, what work-at-home, stay-at-home mom can’t?


DO YOU HAVE A DERBY CRUSH?

I get an inspired crush anytime I learn something new!  I’ve learned from Bonnie D. Stroir, Smarty Pants, Deranged and Psycho Babble, and have been inspired a huge deal by them all, both in derby and in life in general.


DO YOU HAVE A DERBY WIFE / BESTIE?

Sunny Bone OH!!!  We one day realized we have the same magic powers, that we come from the same planet, and now we can sometimes read eachothers’ minds.  It’s pretty sweet.


WHAT’S YOUR DAY JOB?

I am a full-time, work from home graphic artist for MWR, and a full-time SuperMom.  I am also a full-time wife to my awesomely supportive husband, who defends my freedom in the Army.


HOBBIES?

Yes please!  I paint, draw, play guitar, sew, craft, scrapbook, embroider, make jewelry, make movies, bake, sing, and collect dragonflies.  ...I’m also kind of a hippie.


WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL POWERFUL IN YOUR DERBY LIFE?

Being able to accomplish a goal I’ve set for myself.  Being able to take a hit without falling over, or successfully blocking Ice while she’s jamming (which doesn’t happen often).  The fact that sometimes, some aspects of derby intimidate me, but I face them anyway, and am stronger for it.  Being able to take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’. 




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