My name is Frankenstein, or Stein for short. It was a name given to me by my affable asshole godfather because of what an ugly baby I was. True story. A lot of people say that’s mean, but I don’t think it is. My derby name is Slaughterhouse-Stein, which is a shoutout to Kurt Vonnegut and Billy Pilgrim. My number is 28, because number 5 was taken and a derby number is a better tribute to my deceased loved one than a tattoo. Starting in 2013 I played for the Roller Girls of the Apocalypse, based in Kaiserslautern, Germany. I’m currently working with the Maniac Monsterz Mainz, primarily as a coach/trainer as I recover and build up my skills after a broken foot in September. Also, I love teaching people.
I started this blog with the intention of outlining strategy and general derby goodness so as to expand my knowledge of roller derby, and also to sharpen my writing skills. When I don’t have an essay due for a class, I tend not to write, which is unfortunate because my writing is one of my strengths. Since I’ve recently taken up coaching, I’ll probably start writing more often than once a year so I can accumulate drills for specific skills. I don’t expect anyone to actually look at this, but if someone is getting something out of what I write, then I’m all about it. As one derby sister to another, I’m all about helping each other out. If you have something you want to know about or want to see me discuss, I’m happy to accomodate you. Just shoot me a message and I’ll start researching stuff to make a post.
There is a caveat, though, that it may take a while. I work full time and am in school for a master’s degree, on top of roller derby and kickboxing shit I do. Also a husband who likes to have some time dedicated to him. But I love helping people and would love to research, ask people and offer my insight about any particular skill people are having trouble with.