Joined Rogue: January 2013
Skate Gear: skates: Luigino, plates: pilot falcon, wheels: depends on the floor, pads: 187 killer pads, helmet: triple eight, mouth guard: made super special for me by Dr. Tom Major to save the choppers he has worked on so very hard!!! shout out to 2n1 skate shoppe, they are amazing!!!
Teams You've Played For: Rogue, Homewreckers
How did you get involved with roller derby?: My dear next door neighbor (VaLisa Raptor) asked me to come to a practice "just to watch". I was hooked from the moment I saw the ladies on the track.
How did you choose your derby name?: bell hooks is a feminist scholar and author. She studies the intersection of race, class, gender and culture. My research follows all those lines. She has been influential in my academic world. I wanted a name that tied to my life. And again, my awesome next door neighbor stepped in and came up with the great name. My number is 1972, the year Title IX was passed. It is legislation that forever changed the course of my athletic and academic career.
Pre-Derby Sports Background: Played soccer for Virginia Tech, go hokies!
Off Skates Workouts: running, spinning, being tortured by TwelveLions :) eating, tv watching....
Best Fresh Meat Moment: just one.... no chance. Me and my homies in the corner had a million awesome moments :)
Favorite Derby Moment: making the team
Likes: long walks on the beach -- hehe
Dislikes: racoons and bats..... and probably soon, possums
Derby Heroes: All of them. Especially the ones in my life that introduced me to the sport and encouraged me to continue in the sport.
Pre-Bout Ritual: get dressed, oatmeal cream pies and combos.
Derby Wife/Spouse: ReoCurran Nightmare