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.
The local MC and event host discusses the art of public speaking and the rewarding experience of hosting Teton County Library’s Cabin Fever Story Slam.