Monday 21st July 2014 @ 3:48 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

quintessence-of-dust:

felicityperhaps:

Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

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I find the comment, “oh, you’ve lost weight” insulting.

Thursday 21st June 2012 @ 2:29 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

No matter how positive the intention behind it.

have lost weight: I weight nearly two stone less than I did pre-knee surgery.

But that’s because I’ve lost most of my muscle tone, which has in turn turned to fat, which weighs significantly less. 

So, yes, I have technically “lost weight”, and I’m pretty damn upset about it.

Give me back my weights, my resistance training, my medicine balls, my kettlebells, my boxing gloves, my derby gear – and I will put all that weight back on and then some more.

And I will start kicking the asses of people who say “you look so good, you’ve lost weight!”

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Sunday 13th November 2011 @ 6:01 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

vandulocity:

“I AM CALLING OFF THE JAM, REF. WHY ARE YOU NOT LOOKING AT ME CALL OFF THE FUCKING JAM ALREADY.”

“WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY HANDS AREN’T TOUCHING MY HIPS? I AM A TURTLE, I DO NOT HAVE HIPS. OR HANDS. CALL OFF THE FUCKING JAM.”

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Monday 22nd August 2011 @ 9:51 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

italkderby:

vandulocity:

italkderby:

deceitisstrikinggold:

Amazing skater! I was blown away.

She was incredible at this bout!

Kami is incredible all the time! I love her skating style, her attitude – everything, basically = <3 🙂

PLUS SHE LIVES ON A BOAT!

I know! It’s like, I’m sorry, how do you have time to basically be the coolest person in the world AND an amazing roller derby player? Because I can’t even do one of those things :p Also, she’s one of the only other derby girls I know of (I’m sure more of us exist) who DOESN’T DRINK! There are not enough <3s in the world for Kamikaze Kitten…

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Monday 22nd August 2011 @ 9:45 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

italkderby:

deceitisstrikinggold:

Amazing skater! I was blown away.

She was incredible at this bout!

Kami is incredible all the time! I love her skating style, her attitude – everything, basically = <3 🙂

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Wednesday 17th August 2011 @ 12:19 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

italkderby replied to your post: My entire body is made of pain

Saw a picture on facebook – it looks incredible! You guys are so lucky 😀 is it your permenant training space? x

Hopefully! There are some problems with the floor (unpolished concrete patches + falling roller girls = skin removal) but the people who own the warehouse have some ideas for how to fix it, so then we are moving in (I plan to leave only to sleep 😉

This picture gives you a better idea of how FREAKING HUGE this place is. Well excited 😀

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My entire body is made of pain

Tuesday 16th August 2011 @ 11:47 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

Some of the Rockers took up brooms, mops and scrubbing brushes this evening to clean the floor of our new warehouse – a warehouse that is the size of a mid-sized aircraft hangar. Less than a quarter of the way through the buffer failed and we had to do the rest scrubbing on our hands and knees! 

It took five solid hours to do the whole thing, with only one 20 minute break – for pizza and beer. Lots of hard work, but fun. Hopefully the floor can get sorted properly and be skateable soon 🙂

EXCITEMENT.

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Wednesday 20th April 2011 @ 10:55 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

This kind of thing makes every feminist bone in my body quake. People can do what they want, however, I’ve thought about these attitudes a lot, and I’ve come to the conclusion that at least some sexism lies at their black little heart. What these positions boil down to is that there’s one model of “success” in athletics and sports and it is: corporate, male. WHY, why oh why, does roller derby have to mimic this model of professional male sports teams to be considered “successful,” to be considered “sustainable,” to be “taken seriously”?!?!??!?! FUCK. THAT. is my opinion. I take roller derby fucking seriously every day of my life. I don’t care if it’s accepted as a “real” sport by society at large. But I think that people crowing about the masses misconceiving that roller derby is “scripted like professional wrestling” are the ones RESPONSIBLE for keeping that notion alive. And fucking who cares? The people who come to bouts immediately understand that it’s not a joke. More importantly, the girls who come to practice get their asses kicked and immediately understand it’s not a joke. Sure, it has a sense of humor and playfulness, and that’s some of what makes it stand out. There are tons of women’s sports teams out there mimicking men’s professional sports teams and, sadly, they don’t and may never get the attention of their male counterparts. I think roller derby has a chance to make a mark by showing a different model, driven by the passion, creativity and athletic prowess of the women involved. We can define our own version of success and it doesn’t have to be what history tells us it should be, what the market tells us it should be, what mainstream society tells us it should be.

Vivi Section, CCDG (via malicemunro)
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