KC Derby Digest‘s featured Dead Girl for the month of July is none other than Sha’ter’ra Thunder!
Name: Sha’ter’ra Thunder
Team: The Deadly Sirens
Position(s): Blocker, Bump
How she discovered Dead Girl Derby:
I was at RenFest in the fall of 2010 getting a beer. I looked up and noticed a skull and crossbones flag with skates and asked the wenches if they were a roller derby team; they handed me a recruitment flyer, and it has been love ever since.
Origin of her derby name:
I hate nicknames, so it was hard. I actually did not pick out my own name, my friend Jenifer did.
Favorite derby moment:
Its a toss-up between the Cowtown Butchers expo game when it all clicked, or the last time we played the Shotgun Sheilas and got my first fan.
I have two favorite skaters. The first skater I fell in love with was Kancer Stiik. When I first started derby, I just admired how well she skated. I would watch her at every practice. My second favorite skater is Pippi Strongblocking, I want to be just like her when I grow up!
If you fall down and break, if you love it a lot, then get up and keep doing it! I was devastated when I broke my leg my first year and had to live by that motto to get where I am today!