Started in Derby 2012
Joined Storm City 03/16
What is the significance of your derby name and number? Many people think my name is Darkness because I like all things spooky which is true, but not the reason for the name. I went with Darkness because I’ve been through some hard and dark times in my life due to family and my struggle with depression. Dark times I thought I would never make it through. Instead of those moments breaking me they molded me into my strongest self. I overcame and embraced the Darkness. That’s who I am. That’s how I survived.
What do you do when you are not skating? I’m a mother. I have a 10 month old son that takes up much of my time. He is amazing. I occasionally tend to be artsy fartsy but that’s about it. Not very exciting. Haha
What made you decide to join roller derby? When I lived back in San Jose, CA I went to the zombie walk that is held downtown every year. I saw a group of derby girls passing out fliers and grabbed one. I looked into it but felt nervous. I was extremely anti-social at the time and chickened out. When I moved to Oregon I didn’t have any family or friends and found an ad for a renegade team. Started there and I just never stopped. It brought me out of my comfort zone. I never regretted it since.
What is the best advice you would give to someone who wants to join derby or what was the best advice given to you? My advice is you need determination. You need the fuel to push, to keep getting better no matter your level. There are going to be up’s and down’s definitely. Your goal is to not break under pressure. You need strive in it and most of all show everyone and yourself what your capable of. You’re not a wave, you are a tsunami.
If you could be any super hero/villain who would you be and what would be your power? I’ve always loved Catwoman. She was never really a hero nor a villain. I’ve admired her confidence and her attitude towards doing whatever she wants. She doesn’t take anyone’s shit not even Batman’s.
Name three interesting/ random facts about yourself.
Now we’re getting personal. Hahaha.
One would be, I get instant road rage when someone doesn’t signal.
I really love breakfast corn dogs. I wish those could be part of a diet.
I love Bats and Ravens.