Known for her love of all things roller skating, cheese, skiing, and adventure, this fierce competitor brings a contagious spirit of joy and laughter to the rink. Her signature move? The “giggle and hug” – a quick break from the hard-hitting action to share some love with her teammates. And don’t be fooled by her sweet demeanor – fueled by caffeine and a competitive drive, she’s a force to be reckoned with.
Purple People Eaters
I’ve watched derby from the sidelines for years. Now finally in it and finding my community among a bunch of other overthinkers with pent up aggression.
So far, I fall a lot and I’m pretty good at getting back up quickly.
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!
Dancer turned jammer; when I attended my first practice in 2021, it was love at first sight. I’ve been rolling with this awesome league ever since, and couldn’t be more happy.
Abena started derby in Richmond, VA then moved to CO in 2013. She’s been a pivot and blocker but is trying to become successful in her most hated position: jammer. Abena loves hippos and strives to incorporate their style into her skating.
Born in the mountains and loved to walk in the wilderness from a young age. One day she moved to the city. And though she misses the wilderness one day she found a large grocery store selling expensive cheese.
After taking home some delicious and stinky cheeses she knew she loved cheese from the moment the moldy milk touched her tongue. Today, she can’t go a day without her daily cheese intake. Also, loves skating.