Name: Lili St. Slayer
Team: The Deadly Sirens
Position(s): Pivot, Jammer
Seasons with Dead Girl Derby: 2
How did you discover Dead Girl Derby?
“I go to the Greaserama car show every year, and three years ago the Dead Girls had a booth. The people there really talked it up and I really got excited to join. Unfortunately, work got in the way, so I couldn’t join until the following year. So, I did.”
Explain the origin of your derby name.
“I have a thing for 50s pinups, and Lili St. Cyr was a super saucy dame. I really wanted the name Betty Rage, but someone already had something similar (dang it, Dready!!), and then she retired and my hopes went up a notch until someone else had something similar (dang it, Rager!!). But ah well, I bought way too much Siren swag with ‘Slayer’ on it to change now. And as to that part, I do autopsies for a living, so, you know, Cyr = Slayer…”
Who inspires you on the track?
“Oh man. All the peoples… On my own team I look to Striking Dervish for her drive and tenacity and her ability to make all of us want to be better, and to Miss Mustachio because she has no fear and because of that has become a rock star. Rebel Yelle, because even though I didn’t know her when she started, her updates on her progress are inspiring. And she’s a badass. Lone Rager because she holds nothing back; Lady Killshot because in a short time she’s become an awesome force to watch out for. I don’t think there’s enough space. All the peoples…”
How has roller derby changed your life?
“I’m very quiet and not an open book at all. Because you have to communicate to have an efficient team, and because you have to be loud, I’m working on upping my volume level, because I have discovered telepathy doesn’t work. I’m also working on opening up, which is basically the same thing as pulling teeth to me. When I had to tell my team I was having heart surgery last year, I did it via the interweb, because I didn’t want to have to actually talk to anybody and answer any follow up questions. But now, if I were to have to say something, I might do it face to face. See, ‘might.’ Derby’s working!”
What is it about roller derby that brings out the best in Lili St. Slayer?
“It makes me want to make sure I do everything I can for my team, which is hard sometimes, but that only makes me want to try harder.”