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#TacoTravelTips: EuroTravel and Roller Derby

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: 2017 marks the start of a new era in International Roller Derby!

We’re moments away from the final day of play for this weekend’s FIRST international playoff in Malmo, and this past weekend’s amazing gameplay in Seattle by Argentina’s 2×4 Roller Derby is setting the stage for some serious global action in our sport. With the Roller Derby World Summit in the books and the Roller Derby World Cup on the horizon, travel talk has been something on everyone’s mind.

Shades of Skate

If there’s one thing that comes to mind when talking about roller derby, it’s that we’re unapologetic about celebrating ourselves for who we are.

Our community is rife with people who deeply value belonging to a group that likes them for who they are, and for that I am deeply grateful.

Yet as our numbers grow, the representation of people of color (POC) involved in the sport seems to stay the same; it’s a conversation that is not yet obvious but should be happening. After talking to other POC about their derby experience, I knew there was something more to it and I wanted to hear more stories.