Raggedy Animal learned how to roller-skate a little over a year ago. She wanted to try out for the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, the women’s roller derby league in New York City. After the rigorous tryouts, the Brooklyn Bombshells drafted the Washington Heights resident.
A college professor by day and roller derby girl by night, Raggedy Animal, who preferred not to use her real name because she did not want her students to recognize her, said that roller derby felt like an addiction.
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