These photos are a glimpse into my current condition and my determination to return back to roller derby. The skate with no laces was the one they had to cut off to get my ankle out of. The images with a skate on my good foot was the first time I put a skate on since it happened. Emotions of joy, wonderment, excitement, dread, nostalgia, fear, and familiarity. The way my skate curved against my foot, the way it hugged my toes and ached my bones, but in a good way. I wanted to get up and skate and never stop, but obviously it wasn’t that easy or realistic. These photos are my everything. It shows everything I am at this moment in time.
I would like to thank my derby sister as well as sister photographer Voodoo Dali for these images. She’s the owner and photographer of Tangerine Trees Photography. You can find her work at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tangerine-Trees-Photography/493099197417695