I loved the world of roller derby because I thought it was such an empowering metaphor, that you get out there and do it. It's such a rocker, athletic, capable, cool exhibitionist sport; it's about this great sort of camaraderie.
Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.
The attitude in Baltimore in 1999 was almost one of resignation, that our problems were bigger than our capacity to handle them.
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