Name: Crafty McNasty
Team: Gang Green
Seasons with Dead Girl Derby: 1
How did you discover Dead Girl Derby?
“This is all Anya Neezenbeg‘s fault! And there are not enough words to thank her for that.”
Explain the origin of your derby name.
“My mom is an artist and I have been blessed enough to follow in her footsteps. I make anything and everything! Without fail, every time I come bounding out of my art studio to show off my latest creation, my husband always responds, “Well, look at you, Crafty McNasty!”. Add to the equation that I do in fact have a ‘McNasty’ side… the name maths.”
Who inspires you on the track?
“For their willingness to teach, motivate, support and their general bad-assery, Crash AnnihilateHer, Ensane Gwen, Zombina, Fire Wyer, Red Ripper, Sam-I-Automatic, and ChocaZilla have all won a piece of my heart. I treasure all of the time and knowledge these ladies have shared.”
How has roller derby changed your life?
“What hasn’t changed?! I have learned to appreciate the accomplishment of learning a new skill, that my mind and body are WAY stronger than I thought they were, my new comrades and how fun it is to knock them over… life will never be the same.”
What is it about roller derby that brings out the best in Crafty McNasty?
“I call roller derby my ‘stretching lessons.’ It puts me further out of my comfort zone than I’ve ever been, giving me a courage and strength like nothing else ever has. Not even whiskey.”