Doula at your Cervix, 100% effaced
Significance of Name or Number?
I’m a birth doula (a birth labor support person), and all my research and interests are in the field reproductive health and midwifery. My number, 100% effaced, is the thinness that the cervix needs to be to give birth.
When Did you start playing Roller Derby?
I joined DCD, and started derby, at the end of October 2015.
What do you like the most about Roller Derby?
Derby makes you mentally and physically strong. It’s empowering. Derby is a team sport, so it’s not just self empowerment, but team empowerment. Seeing our team work together, supporting one another across varying skill levels, sparks joy and creates a family style relationship amongst us.
I grew up in Tallahassee, Florida. I played softball with my two younger sisters when we were kids. I was never the athletic one, but that’s changed since finding Roller Derby. In May of 2017 I broke my elbow during a Bout, and didn’t realize it until I tried to jam about 15 minutes later! I teach at the university and my students are always asking why I have numbers on my arms. They also think it’s pretty hysterical that their instructor of “Cooperation and Conflict” plays a high contract sport.
Seafood. I love shrimp, oysters, scallops….
Right now Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable” is on repeat.
When women empower each other, on and off the track. Anything that involves food, especially: coffee, kombucha, avocados, local craft beer, sushi, fish tacos, Ruan Thai’s green curry….