Fiercely Feminine — Juggernauts Redefine the Rules

Roller derby isn’t just about the tangles and collisions that ensue between players donned in tutus or heavy black eyeliner. The sport defies traditional notions of femininity. Players come in all shapes and sizes. And they…

Roller derby isn’t just about the tangles and collisions that ensue between players donned in tutus or heavy black eyeliner. The sport defies traditional notions of femininity. Players come in all shapes and sizes. And they are celebrated as much for their quirks—their derby names and festive accessories—as they are for their displays of strength. Ahead the Jackson Hole Juggernauts’ season-opening bout, Emma Nystrom, a.k.a. Honey Punch and Zoe Catalano, a.k.a. Show Me Your Kitties, discussed how roller derby has changed their lives.

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Robyn launched KHOL's news department. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Wyoming for the last decade and her work has aired on NPR stations throughout the West. When she's not sweating deadlines, Robyn sustains her nomadic heart by traveling the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow @TheNomadicHeart

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