The Road to Rollergirl How I Stopped Being a Roller Wannabe and Started Being a Rollergirl

6Apr/117

Get Your DIY On: Screen Printing on the Cheap

The Final Reveal

Lots of things went through my mind when I heard I passed the WFTDA test. One of the first: SCRIMMAGE SHIRTS!

If you are not yet on a team, you'll soon learn that you need a handful of black and white tee shirts with your name and number to use for scrimmages. Always have at least one of each in your skate bag, because you never know when the spirit will move you.

We got some nice ones printed for us by our league, but I'm currently scraping the bottom of the barrel, so I couldn't afford more than one. With a little searching on the internet and a little improvisation, I figured out how to make my own for a fraction of the cost. At the suggestion of the lovely Short Temper, I thought I would share with you. Read on!

31Jan/100

Knock knock! Who’s there?

Wannabe.

Wannabe who?

Wannabe a freakin' rollergirl.

No, seriously. I've been a huge fan of the roller derby (flat track, please!) for quite some time now.  I've gone to the bouts, I've followed the drama, I've idolized the players. Basically, it's the only sport I like.

I have a little free time in my life now that I'm not a student anymore, so I figured it's time to stop idolizing and start skating!

I'm a complete non-athlete, and I haven't been on skates since I was a kid. But you know what, the people who started the DIY Roller Derby revolution weren't born with skates on their feet, so if they could do it, I can fucking do it! So I've started this blog to commemorate the process and keep me accountable.

I have a little less than a year until tryouts, so I guess I'd better get on it!