Last Friday we had tryouts for Roadkill Roller Derby. Tonight we had our 1st set of races.
I don’t know much about Roller Derby, but here’s what I do know.
- Teams of 5 (or less if you have less!)
- Only the Jammers score. It’s an X-lap race between the 2 of them. The Blockers try to slow (take out!) the opposing jammer and protect or accelerate their own jammer.
I’ve worn many hats and tried on many identities as an avatar. I’ve been young and I’ve been old. Skinny and full-figured. Black and white. And red and green. A cheerleader and a derby girl. A barista and a host. I’ve seen so much love and beauty, so much desire, so much hunger for love and connection in the virtual world. I’ve seen that hunger and need expressed in unhelpful and destructive ways. Ways that can make living in this world as frustrating as living in the first life we came from. I’m touched by the tiny acts of kindness that surround us every day. If we can make it here, we can make it anywhere.