Having read this blog earlier this week, I really thought it should be revisited. Roller derby is a sport and a hobby and a lifestyle; it's a place where we go and put our blood, sweat and tears into. We pay for the privilege; we get injured and go back day after grueling day. We do derby because we love it and it is fun! But for some people, derby isn't fun because they feel bullied when they are at practice or interacting with their league. This should NOT happen! I understand that derby might not be for everyone; it's a brutal sport where you know you're going to get hit by someone on the track. I'm not talking about that; I'm talking about isolation off of the track and straight up bullying. Sometimes bullies don't even know they're driving people away, or maybe they think they're making people tougher; but derby really isn't a place for "mean girls." That place is MIDDLE SCHOOL, not in a sport! Please read the following blog and if you recognize yourself in this article, maybe stop and reconsider your actions in your league.
LiVe DeRBY: Blockers Not Bullies: