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Talk Derby to Me

I was skeptical when a girlfriend insisted I go to a roller derby bout.  I imagined it to be like WWF on skates: loud, tacky and above all staged, with rough looking half-naked women putting on a display for the sole amusement of drunken men.  I thought it was anti-women, and I put it off for as long as I could.

When I finally gave in and went to a bout she gave me the “I told you so” look: I was mesmerized.  All of my impressions had been wrong in the best possible ways.

Hell Marys vs. The Hustlers 2011

Hell Marys vs. The Hustlers 2011. © Felicia Graham Photography.

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