Ms. Lightning has been playing derby for two years and has worked her way up from fresh meat to competitive sanctioned play. That’s not her real name, not even her real derby name, but it’s easier to talk league politics online if everything is kept anonymous.
She is active in her league’s new recruit program, and serves as the captain of her league’s non-sanctioned team. She also travels as often as family and finances will allow, skating and leading practices for the newer leagues forming in her area.
Ms. Lightning is an avid student of derby in all it’s aspects, from strategy to physical conditioning. She is a proponent of Healthy At Every Size, and is unabashedly feminist.