Belonging to something that is so empowering to women – for self-esteem, positive body image – has taught me a lot about myself. It’s a lesson in acceptance that I wish I could have learned a lot sooner. People ask me all the time if I’m afraid of getting hurt, or if people get injured. And the truth is, yes, there are injuries. And sometimes, that weighs heavy on my mind. But the benefits of doing something I love with my whole being, has always proven to be greater than the risk.
–Tania (a.k.a. Painkiller Jane), mother, roller derby player and Barrie Junior Roller Derby instructor >> learn more