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Ella Blitzgerald #35

Positions: Blocker, jammer

Tagline: “Her sultry voice will lure you in, but her hits will knock you out!”

Skating since: Valentine’s Day 2016!

Day jobs: Freelance writer/editor/photographer, and professional vocal coach

Hobbies: Friendship, art, travel, psychology, health science, music, and DERBYDERBYDERBY!

Why roller derby? Because throughout my life I’ve been given one medical diagnosis after another to explain why I couldn’t do certain things. But, it turns out disability doesn’t mean I am not able! I joined the Betties to give myself a chance to try a sport I love, not expecting all that much. But, I’m learning all the amazing things my strong body can do. And, it can do roller derby!!! What I also didn’t expect was to find my tribe–a group of people who exemplify the complexities and spectrum of what strength truly looks like.

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