I don’t really know anything about roller derby but I do know quite a few people who participate. The raddest of all is my friend Megan, who lives in LA and is a proud member of the LA Derby Dolls. Founded in April 2003, the league has more than 150 adult skaters, 130 junior skaters (ages 7 to 17), and hundreds of volunteers and support staff. They’ve been a part of the LA community for 10+ years but unfortunately their practice space - the Doll Factory - is slated for demolition due to development in the area.
The LA Derby Dolls launched an IndieGogo campaign to help move to a new space, and you can read more about it by clicking through the photo above. Sweaty broads ftw.
Photo cred: Marshall Garlington