Mary, queen of knocks #28
PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA LEE, (RUTH SLAUGHTER GINSBURG)
Primary Skating Position
I haven't bouted yet, but in practice, I love jamming.
Derby name and number
Well my name in real life is Mary Ellen. But it took me a long time to find my derby name. I skated under a name for a while that just didn't feel right. Mary, Queen of Knocks came to me and it fit me well. Plus I also have this jacket that has a steamboat and "Proud Mary" embroidered on the back and I guess you could say that was part of the inspiration. I do not have any numbers that are super special to me so I let my partner pick my number and he chose 28.
Off the Track
Off the track I am a full time student. I also am the music librarian for Northwest Public Radio and one of their news broadcasters. In my free time I like to bake and I love to run. I love running for the same reason I love to play derby, especially when I jam. Its an an opportunity to escape the real world for a moment and focus all of my mind on the task at hand whether its one more mile or one more lap.
"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter." -Mark Twain