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Dec 2013 20

One Woman’s Perspective

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Roller derby is life. It is magic and spirit and clarity. Like anything worth experiencing, though, the magic of roller derby comes with a price. Bouts, of course, are fun and exciting and beautifully showcase the skill in the sport, but the experience of playing roller derby is much more than the excitement of bout […]

Dec 2013 18

Letter to the U.S. Embassy in South Africa

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Hello Laura, Thank you so much for chatting with me earlier today. I’m a roller derby player and lawyer from the U.S. visiting South Africa for a month. I recently learned of the ZAZI campaign here in South Africa (http://www.zazi.orgl) and I was immediately struck by its connection to roller derby. The campaign is designed […]

Dec 2013 15

Post from the Road

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Hello From Johannesburg! The weather has been delightful and the people even delightful-er. I’m staying with one of the coaches and skaters of the C-Max roller derby league, Pippa “Madame Gutterfly” Van Welie. Punctuated by dazzling evening lightning storms and tales of giant spiders (which I have yet to see, thank goddess), we’ve had an […]

Dec 2013 03

It’s Time for an Adventure!

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It’s been quite a while since my last post, and even longer since I last traveled to skate with an international roller derby league. And by golly, it’s just high time to get on with it! So, I’M OFF TO SOUTH AFRICA!! Like, next week. No joke. On December 9 I fly out to Johannesburg, South […]

Jun 2013 27

Reinventing a Paradigm: Guest post by Roarshock Tess

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First, a disclaimer. Roller derby, contrary to popular belief, is not a group of butch lesbians who drink all day, listen to punk music, and slide tackle each other on the track. We are athletes. Strong, smart, diverse, and forces to be reckoned with on and off the track. I happen to be a social […]

Jun 2013 25

Demolition Derby at TEDx: The Script

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Demolition Derby:  Better Living Through Personal Apocalypse Flat Track Around the World Juvie Hall & Cynthia J. Lopez TEDxConcordiaUPortland March 23, 2013 CYNTHIA: Once upon a time, on planet earth, in a time really not so long ago, one woman set out upon an epic adventure.  It was a quest of the gravest importance, a […]

May 2013 29

Postcards from Dreamland, Episode 5: Dora

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What is Postcards from Dreamland? Postcards from Dreamland is a collection of dreams (from Juvie, Cynthia or anyone else) related to our epic quest. Episode 5: Dora I was in a rocky outdoor area, kind of like in Lord of the Rings. It was night time. I was with a group; we were running away […]

Apr 2013 20

Flat Track Around the World TEDx Video: Demolition Derby

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Cynthia & Juvie at TEDx

On March 23, 2013, we had the very great honor of speaking at the 2013 TEDx event at Concordia University. The theme of the event was “velocity,” which is a measurement of an object’s speed and direction. We definitely had lots to say about how roller derby can affect the speed and direction of a […]

Mar 2013 28

TEDx Talk = Great Success!

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Cynthia & Juvie at TEDx

Once upon a time, in TEDx land… We finally gave our TEDx talk last Saturday, after months and months of preparation. What a crazy roller coaster adventure. In trying to craft just the right talk we pulled our hair out, drank too much coffee, laughed, cried, flipped tables, and lost lots of sleep. We enlisted friends, acquaintances […]

Feb 2013 14

Postcards from Dreamland, Episode 4: Medicine Man

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What is Postcards from Dreamland? Postcards from Dreamland is a collection of dreams (from Juvie, Cynthia, or anyone else) related to our epic quest. Episode 4: Medicine Man The other night I dreamt that Juvie and I were making our film in a foreign land, a place like Tahiti that is warm and surrounded by […]

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