• Whip-her-Willa
  • Name: Whip-her-Willa
    Number: 81
    Position: Blocker / Jammer
    Birthday: Sept.16
    Skating Since: May 2013

    How did you get involved in derby?
    I was persuaded by several friends, over and over.

    What kept you coming back?
    Skating is like flying, and it felt like it came to me more easily than I imagined. I felt empowered.

    What is the story of your derby name and number?
    My derby number was my first favorite number as a child. My derby number is in reference to my first favorite bird as a child.

    What recognition’s or awards have you received as a skater?
    2 MVP Blocker, 1 overall MVP (Mitten Kitten Tournament!)

What are your favorite wheels?

How has roller derby changed your life in general?
I tend to be a thinker and a planner. Roller derby makes me think off the cuff. It makes me use my guts and my will. I believe it’s made me more of a well-rounded individual.

What’s your theme song?
“Heads Will Roll” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Do you have a derby wife?
Thistle <3 Any advice for women who want to join roller derby?
Keep skating…as much as possible.

Favorite quote:
“In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge.” ~Nietzsche

and…in case that’s too weird…

“If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track, which has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.” – Joseph Campbell

How many pets do you have? What kind?
I have a slew a chickens and three cats

What do you do for a living?
(Stealing this from a friend) Creative genius at being super duper

What is your favorite thing about roller derby?
The level of intensity.

Have you had any derby injuries?
A couple of nice hematomas and a black eye.

What do you like to do outside of roller derby?

Favorite roller derby position?
Blocker, but I’m coercing myself into a relationship with jamming.

Tell us something about yourself we don’t know.
My middle name is Jessica.