jesshullinger

The upcoming roller derby bout

In Roller Derby on May 21, 2010 at 1:39 am

This weekend is the Lafayette Brawlin’ Dolls’ next bout.  It’s Saturday, at the Family Sports Center, and the doors open at 6:30 pm.  I’ll be the one with the notepad and recorder, pretending to be a fly on the wall while frantically scribbling notes.

The roller derby story has been a struggle for me, as it’s required I gather a lot of information over a few weeks, sort through it all, and compile it into something that makes sense.  But the girls have been amazingly hospitable and have put up with me interrupting their practices for interviews and photo shoots.  I have really enjoyed watching them bond as a team, wipe out as a team, and get back up as a team.  The story will highlight the Lafayette Brawlin’ Dolls as the close knit group of girls they are.  I think it’s really compelling that a sport best known for its girl on girl fights is bringing so many girls together rather than wedging them apart.

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