Last Sunday a girl I have never met was in a serious accident. Just recently, she lost her battle. As I said, I never met this woman, I had only seen photos, heard stories, had a slight back-and-forth over a forum for an upcoming tournament. Just days earlier, I had read about her in inked magazine. Why then, with such minimal contact, do I feel so saddened by this loss? I know there is a bond in the derby community. Moreso within queer derby. But surely that does not explain why I feel the loss of this skater, whom I was so looking forward to teaming up with, so deeply. Is it because she is a skater? Is it because I can see the heartbreak that my peers are feeling? Whatever the reason, I truly do offer my heart, my thoughts and whatever else possible to everyone who is affected by this tragedy. Look after yourselves everyone.
I'm a little nutty. Always overthinking. Totally unsure. In love with words, roller derby and pinup girls. Strict vegetarian, not quite strong enough for veganism. I like to tap my feet to tunes and ponder the words I'll never write down. I question too much and tend to forget how short life is. I think snuggles in bed on a rainy day beats doing anything else, ever. I think Autumn is the best season. I collect rubber duckies and have an addiction to buying books. There is much more to know, however it is all just as tedious as this has been...so... ENDx