September’s Member of the Month: Scar Wilde
September’s spotlight is on Scar Wilde. If you follow SRD’s Facebook and Instagram accounts (and you should), then you’ve already seen some of what she does for us. In just two short years, she’s become an essential part of the league. Learn more about her below!
Who are you?
How long have you been involved with roller derby?
I started coming to Skate It Out in June of 2016 and went to tryouts that fall.
When did you join SRD?
Why did you start playing roller derby?
I’d been fascinated by it since its revival, but a combination of cowardice and no health insurance kept me from pursuing it. Some years later, a late night conversation with my friend PJ — now SRD’s Wil Crusher — inspired me to revisit my interest. Still not sure how I overcame the cowardice, though.
Why do you continue to play roller derby?
The community it’s given me is extraordinary; I’ve met some people though derby who I love with my whole heart. And it’s a challenge, but one that I find physically and mentally satisfying. I’ve been kind of a lazy klutz my whole life, so skating has NOT come easily, but I’ve been in love with it since I learned to stand up with wheels on my feet.
What’s your proudest derby moment?
Finally meeting all of the requirements to attain league membership. It took me much longer than it should have, due to a confluence of circumstances, and there were definitely times (months and months) when it felt like I’d just be fresh meat forever.
What do you do outside of derby?
I practically live at the Alamo Drafthouse. I’ve spent more time over the last year going to see live music than I have in the previous 34 years of my life combined, so that’s definitely a big part of my life now. Other hobbies: International travel, reading, and wandering cemeteries. I also spend an inordinate amount of time petting my dogs, though I suspect they’d say it isn’t nearly enough.