LADD: How did you get involved with roller derby?
AK: I was playing soccer competitively, and was looking for a new team sport. One day at work, I noticed this woman's um... assets. I said: “Your butt looks amazing! What workout are you doing?” She told me about the Derby Dolls. I bought a pair of used skates, skated around my neighborhood, and eventually went to the Fresh Meat Try-Outs. I made it and was instantly hooked!
LADD: Derby or non derby related, who is your hero and why?
AK: Donna "the Hot Flash" Kay. She's 56, a recent breast cancer survivor and is still skating in Seattle. As the oldest active skater in LADD (I'm 45 y'all!) I admire Hot Flash's attitude and the hard work it takes to keep up with skaters less than half our age. I wanna be her when I grow up! Non-Derby, it's my kids. My son Julian studies math at MIT and my daughter Chloe fronts a band called KITTEN. They're the best kids ever!!!
LADD: What is your theme song?
AK: "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey, because #1, I am old enough to love it un-ironically; and #2, I really had to believe in myself to make it this far in derby at my age and size; 5' 1" and 110lbs
LADD: What is your goal for the 2013 season?
AK: On the personal skating front, I'm working on taking the high as a jammer, and communication and strategy as a blocker. For my team, Fight Crew, it's to WIN CHAMPS IN 2013!!!
|Now that you have been properly introduced, make sure to come see Armed Kandy on Saturday, May 18th, as a guest skater in the exclusive Ri-ettes All-Star Game at the Doll Factory!|