I grew up playing softball but was ready to trade in my cleats for skates around 16. Unfortunately, my dad brought up some good points, as I had already put so much into softball and earned a scholarship to play in college that I needed to see through before picking up a new sport. I finally got around to signing up to get to know more about my local roller derby league in South Carolina back in 2020, just weeks before the world shut down, so my journey towards roller derby was halted yet again. I was offered a job in Massachusetts shortly after and was unable to fit anything new into my work schedule- so that pushed my skate shopping by another year and a half. I finally had enough & decided to make a change: in my career, in the scenery & in the way I spent my time. Fast forward to 2023 and a big move to Colorado, I finally got back around to going for it and have loved every moment of being apart of this league & this sport. I have never felt more empowered by a group, than I have with BCRD & I couldn’t be more grateful to skate around with these incredible humans!