What is your skater name and number?
Moxie Hart, 406
What is the significance of your name and number?
It's a nod to Roxie Hart from Chicago. Murdering your husband isn't something I recommend, but the idea of going from a "simple housewife" to something more resonated with me. Roller derby lets me do that. My number is an important anniversary.
What is your athletic background?
I played softball, basketball, and field hockey in high school but sort of let all of that athletic stuff go when I became a mother. I'd picked myself back up and had started working out in the gym again, and lost 60 lbs, by the time I'd decided to go to my first derby meeting. I considered myself pretty fit, even being overweight, having run a 5K and routinely spending an hour or 2 a day in the gym. Roller derby proved me wrong!
What do you enjoy during your downtime? Outside interests?
I like to read, I rarely go places without my kindle. I also play a lot of video games and geek around on the internet.
Are there any life lessons that you’ve learned playing roller derby?
Don't give up, even if you think it hurts and you can't do it. You may not get it the first time, but you keep trying. Heart matters.
Dislikes? What drives you crazy?
People who use the letter z in place of the letter s in words.
What is your hometown?
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
What is your motto, favorite quotes, or words to live by?
“Roller derby will set you free. You will sweat and bleed and cry until there is nothing left but the raw, unaltered version of you.”
What are the top 3 items on your bucket list?
1. Vacation in Ireland
2. Skate well enough to make the All Star travel team
3. Settle on a career that makes me happy