The Tryout Diaries: Lilly the Kid

By Roller Rookie Diaries August 16, 2023

Lilly the Kid “Blockstars” Roller Rookie & Hired Gun I started playing flat track roller derby in 2018 with a local team in my small hometown after I watched a TV show that had a roller derby episode and decided to do a quick little google search to see if roller derby was actually real….

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  • The Tryout Diaries: Dani Darko

    By Roller Rookie Diaries August 11, 2023

    Dani Darko 🍒 “Blockstars” Roller Rookie & Cherry Bomb I spent far too long watching Texas Roller Derby from afar and debating whether it was something I could do. Last fall I finally decided to throw myself in there, and I attended both of the Tryout Workshops. I hadn’t skated since middle school, and I…

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  • Happy Halloween

    By Ice Ice Bang Me October 31, 2020

    Though some believe Halloween is canceled this year, the grand twist in this messed up M. Night Shyamalan thriller that is 2020, is you finding out that Halloween was inside your heart all along. We might not be able to go door to door telling strangers to give us some candy or else, but here…

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  • Being My Own Hero

    By Roller Rookie Diaries July 16, 2020

    My dream of joining TXRD began last fall when I started learning to skate through their Derby Academy program (taught by the wonderful mentor Lacy Bones). From my perspective, roller derby has really redefined who can be an athlete. It challenges every sport culture I’ve ever known but still shows up with the same amount…

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  • Hey Look Ma, We’re on Netflix!!

    By Mad Maxican July 2, 2020

    In the wee morning hours this past Friday, myself and other TXRD skaters tuned into Netflix from our quarantine sanctuaries to watch the release of what just might be the most exciting thing to happen in our league in the last decade. If you haven’t seen it already (what are you even doing reading this,…

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  • Black Lives Matter

    By Anya Marx June 11, 2020

    As our community’s conversation grows louder, TXRD stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Monika Diamond, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, and Michael Ramos are only a few Black lives who have been murdered recently due to systemic racism, and we know there are so many…

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  • Cherry Bombs vs Holy Rollers – 8/10

    By Domme Draper August 1, 2019

    It’s the dog days of summer–school’s out, temperatures are sky-high, and the city’s troublemakers roam the streets with a thirst for violence and no adult supervision! The pious pupils of Sacred Heart have waited all year to get out from under the thumb of nuns and teachers, and they’re trading their Bibles for brass knuckles…

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