Season: 2021

Barium Bambi

Derby NAme

Barium Bambi

Nickname

Bambi

Significance of Name or Number?

266

Name of my first pup in alphanumeric text; barium “bury ‘em” for science I teach and where I plan to be on the track (; , Bambi for where my skills are and veterinary affiliation

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

2021

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

The camaraderie and the support from your teammates when you learn or execute that new skill you didn’t think you would ever get.

Short Bio

High school science teacher and veterinary assistant with plans for vet school in the future. This is my first year playing and I’m very much at the Bambi stage of skating, but the “bury ‘em” stage is coming soon.

Favorite Food?

Reese’s

Favorite Song

the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding or Castle by Halsey

Likes

Animals, science, asking questions, streaming marathons, genuine people, sweets

Dislikes

Spiders, heights, condescending and duplicitous people, running marathons

Final Thoughts

Derby is the first new thing I’ve tried in a long time; it’s tough but I love it and only wish I’d found it sooner

Violet Crime

Derby NAme

Violet Crime

Nickname

Violet

Significance of Name or Number?

32

I love purple and true crime. 32 has always been my favorite number but also when I started my kids were 8 and 4 so 8×4=32!

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

2021!

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

The people! I have never been around so many supportive people before! I also love feeling strong and capable in my body.

Short Bio

Born and raised in Tuscaloosa. I’ve been with my husband for 12 years and we have two awesome kids together! I’ve been a SAHM for a while but currently trying to go back to school now that both of them will be in school soon! I am mostly a homebody and have pretty bad anxiety so starting derby was very scary but it has been such a positive experience! I am beyond thankful to be here.

Favorite Food?

All breakfast foods!

Favorite Song

All the music! 2021 Spotify most listened was Twenty One Pilots and the Hamilton soundtrack so it’s all over the place!

Likes

Crystals, mushrooms, the moon, crochet, reading, Halloween, Mike Schur TV shows, and stickers!

Dislikes

People that ignore/pretend problems don’t exist just because it doesn’t directly affect them. No empathy.

Final Thoughts

I’m still a newbie but happy to be here and learning from these awesome skaters!

Jannarchy

Derby Name

Jannarchy

Nickname

Arc

Significance of Name or Number?

I grew up listening to a lot of punk — Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, Anti-Flag, etc. My derby name is a call to the anarcho-punk bands that helped shape me into who I am today!

When Did you start playing Roller Derby?

Tried in 2017, got a hip injury before ever being rostered, and thought my derby dreams were over. After getting better on wheels, I found Druid City Derby in 2021!

What do you like the most about Roller Derby?

It’s an excellent channel for stress! Also, I love the supportive friends I’ve made who are always there to cheer me on and encourage me.

Short Bio

For my day job, I lead a Project Management department at a website development company. I’m also a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer. When I’m not working or hitting my teammates, you can find me hanging out with my dog Oscar, black cats Rupert and Oz, and my adorable niece Lorelai.

Favorite Food?

Cheese

Favorite Song

I can’t pick just one! Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine, Roots Radical by Rancid, Monstrance Clock by Ghost… and the list goes on.

Likes

Going to concerts, reading, hiking, and swinging kettlebells!

Dislikes

Zaxby’s, narwhals, the Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth, Nathan Fillion

Final Thoughts

I love my teammates!