My name is Sadie, I’m 18 years old and I play Roller Derby. My Roller Derby name is Ace of Sades. The thing that I love so much about roller derby is the real sense of empowerment that you get when you play it, and the fact that is so inclusive.
I’ve never seen a sport that’s, you know, on roller skates, that’s full contact, it’s fast, athletic and it’s a team sport. It’s a sport that attracts people who maybe haven’t really found a sport that they’ve been good at. Anybody, any size, any shape, there’s room for anyone on the track and I think that is the thing people love about it most. And the fact they get to be strong.
And I’ve just made so many friends through it. They’re just the greatest women who I’ve ever met. It becomes a place where you celebrate who you are.
There’s no sport like it.