This Website is Moving

Soon will be no more. For future (and current) roller derby articles by Flutter, please follow her main website Here you can also find out … Read the rest

What I Learned from My Third Season of Roller Derby

My league’s A-team just finished their last game at the D2 playoffs in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada. It was a really exciting bout and I’m happy … Read the rest

Turning Point

It’s not that I don’t have a lot to say, it’s quite the contrary. I’ve just not been compelled to write about my journey in … Read the rest


The day after Christmas I debated whether or not to go to practice. Really, what was there to debate? The holidays should be that free … Read the rest

10 Things I Learned From My Second Season of Roller Derby

It has only been eight days since my last scrimmage and it already feels like a year. Off-season started slightly early for me because tomorrow … Read the rest

Best of Derby Makeup 2013

Not everyone gets into putting on a face for bouts, but I do. It puts me into character, not only giving me a boost of … Read the rest

Finding My Tribe

There are days when I am exhausted from the mental and physical demands of being in roller derby. After all the training, volunteering, and recovering … Read the rest

It must be PMS! (or PMDD)

If I had a dollar for every time someone said “playing derby is all mental.” I am still learning what that means. How much of … Read the rest

Say YES to Derby Burnout

Wanting to quit derby hits the hardest around this time. I’m not sure if it’s because we’re at the height of the season or because … Read the rest

You Don’t Understand

“You wouldn’t understand,” says a friend. “I wish you could experience this, and then you’d understand.” Wishing someone else to experience your suffering does not … Read the rest