Over the past two Fridays, the Silicon Valley Roller Girls helped 1,600 needy children get backpacks full of school supplies for the coming school year. MaulyAnna, Frida Khill*ya, Smack Dahlia, Avida Sane, Sasha Degrader, Donna Diggler, Zootown Throwdown, Lizapalooza, and Raci Nikkers spent time packing the backpacks full of paper, notebooks, markers, calculators, USB drives, and other grade-appropriate supplies. Belle Wringer, Retox Fox, and Latin Crippler helped direct traffic and assist children in choosing their backpacks. We were happy to see so many children get the supplies they need to start another year of learning!
By Stevie Knickers
On Friday, August 6th, SVRG traded in our helmets for hard hats as we joined Habitat for Humanity on a build in Morgan Hill. Stevie Knickers, Raci Nikkers (no relation), Brigid Fitch, Peter Fondle, Bitch Puddin', Toasty Bunz, and Minister of Sinister arrived at 8 a.m., and after a brief orientation, we picked up our hammers and got to work. The day was hot and a lot of work, but in true SVRG style, we filled it with laughs, smiles, and, of course, lots of photos. At the end of the day, we stood back to admire our handiwork and were filled with pride knowing we had helped put up every exterior wall to someone's new home. It was a great day and an experience not soon forgotten.
I didn't want to use the term "escort" in the title and give anyone the wrong impression. This weekend a crew of our Hard Drivers helped guide chefs who were participating in the NACUFS National Conference through the downtown area. Raci Nikkers, Latin Crippler, Krashonista, Kat von Meow, Avida Sane, and Stevie Nickers helped the league raise some much needed funds, and apparently had some fun while doing it. Thank you, ladies!
Among 16 SVRG recruits who recently passed bootcamp and their WFTDA skills test, we have four different women all drawn to one of the greatest sports of all time: ROLLER DERBY! Here, we have we have a high school English teacher, a middle school teacher, a single mom, and a fire fighter who have written about the experiences that have drawn them to the sport. Read on to see what four pieces of “fresh meat” (i.e., skaters new to roller derby) have to say about their bootcamp experiences and accomplishments.
Recently retired from competitive Muay Thai--a martial art where elbows, shins, knees and fists are used as weapons--I was feeling as though I had no outlet for my energy. My bestest friend and fellow fight team member and I decided to go see "Whip It." Being huge ... Read More »