DDR Roller Derby Photography

I take photos of Roller Girls.
passthestar:

confessionsofarollergirl:

Aww I love this!

I love this too. BUT..especially with the Olympics on..I’d like to point out that a lot of what makes derby so amazing is true of many, many sports. Sometimes I feel like derby gets this rap as being this amazing mystical life-changing experience, which is it, but then it is also portrayed as being unable to occur anywhere else, which I think is untrue. Derby clicks for many people, but for some people it’s lacrosse, or dressage, or water polo. Sports, I’m saying, are universal in their joy.
When I saw the women’s soccer team all leap into each other’s arms after winning, I was like yes, yes girls yes! I KNOW that feeling! When the beach volleyball ladies gave each other little high fives and little taps after doing something great, I saw helmet pats and wristguard high fives after the fourth whistle. As amazing and life-changing as roller derby is, we 100% have to remember our sisters in other sports and support them, and realize what we are experiencing is partly the joy of being on a team, of working toward a common goal as a unit, regardless of any personal differences, supporting each other through losses…and celebrating the victories.

passthestar:

confessionsofarollergirl:

Aww I love this!

I love this too. BUT..especially with the Olympics on..I’d like to point out that a lot of what makes derby so amazing is true of many, many sports. Sometimes I feel like derby gets this rap as being this amazing mystical life-changing experience, which is it, but then it is also portrayed as being unable to occur anywhere else, which I think is untrue. Derby clicks for many people, but for some people it’s lacrosse, or dressage, or water polo. Sports, I’m saying, are universal in their joy.

When I saw the women’s soccer team all leap into each other’s arms after winning, I was like yes, yes girls yes! I KNOW that feeling! When the beach volleyball ladies gave each other little high fives and little taps after doing something great, I saw helmet pats and wristguard high fives after the fourth whistle. As amazing and life-changing as roller derby is, we 100% have to remember our sisters in other sports and support them, and realize what we are experiencing is partly the joy of being on a team, of working toward a common goal as a unit, regardless of any personal differences, supporting each other through losses…and celebrating the victories.

(Source: hell-on-sundae)

Carnage Electra. Long Island Roller Rebels. 

Carnage Electra. Long Island Roller Rebels. 

Violet Knockout. 

Violet Knockout. 

Whiskey Lullabye. Long Island Roller Rebels.

Whiskey Lullabye. Long Island Roller Rebels.

Armaretto Sourpuss. Long Island Roller Rebels.

Armaretto Sourpuss. Long Island Roller Rebels.