In 2015, I was about to start my new job in Macon and I had so much free time I was going insane. A friend hassled me (lovingly!) about coming to a practice and trying roller derby, and I eventually relented. I didn't have a clue what roller derby was (I'd never even seen Whip It?) but I knew it involved skating. I think if I had known it was a contact sport, I might have been too intimidated to go, if we're being honest. But everyone was super nice, and the first thing they taught me was how to fall safely, and I learned a lot, and I just never stopped going!