EXAMPLE: Finding the “Derby Love” amid the derby brutality. I swooped to hang with some roller derby gals aka “derby sisters” and what a dichotomy these chicks have. To my shock this barbaric female sport has incredible heart. Underneath the ferocity, aggression, tough hits and pads were girls, moms, friends,”derby sisters”- a “wolf pack.” They come together and play this game they love and form incredibly tight bonds. Their unique comradery is felt in their presence.
My Take away…..
Coming from my vanilla world, I had assumed they would be scary badass girls-and yes, they are on the track. But off the track, to my surprise they have an incredible sweetness. Just another lesson to me about acceptance and judgement. I challenge anyone to make an effort out of your comfort zone to reach out to your “not norm” and what you will find is truly empowering! Try it and let me know what happens.