This month, we pay tribute to Piña Collider, who is the Backyard Bullies’ co-captain and is one of Suburban Brawl’s top jammers, so you know she has excellent footwork. She’s also responsible for our art, so you’ve probably seen her excellent handiwork, too! Learn more about her below:
Who are you?
Piña Collider (#21)
How long have you been involved with roller derby?
I’ve been involved since early 2016.
When did you join SRD?
I joined in October 2016 as a part of the fall fresh meat class. This will be my third season playing with SRD.
Why did you start playing roller derby?
Initially I came to Skate it Out to have some fun and learn how to skate. After learning the basics I realized I loved to skate and that it was the perfect jumping off point to roller derby.
Why do you continue to play roller derby?
I think roller derby is one of the most positive things I do in my life. There is always something new to conquer, always endless support from the team and a perfect way to stay active and continuously push myself.
What’s your proudest derby moment?
Before derby I never played a sport in my life and never felt like I was particularly athletic. So when I see how far I’ve come every hard hit or lead jam feels like a proud moment.
What do you do outside of derby?
I work in packaging design during the week but love to go on food adventures, watch movies, and travel in my spare time. I also have my own etsy shop.
Anything else we should know about you?
I’ve been told I make some mean Rice Krispie treats.
Top photo by David Dyte