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RUMBLE BEE

#63

Name:Bethany

Occupation:Third grade teacher

First Appearance:May 2017

Hometown:Tuscaloosa, AL

Derby Spouse:Candie Crush

About Rumble:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I didn't know roller derby still existed until I read Victoria Jamieson's 'Roller Girl'. The next week I went to a bout and immediately fell in love with the action and camaraderie. My home team wasn't recruiting then but TCR was. I drove up to Birmingham from Tuscaloosa for recruitment and have been making that drive twice a week since. I love this team!

What is your best roller derby memory?

Can I say all of them? Is that too cheesy?

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Falling in front of a crowd never gets less embarrassing!

What was your first bout like?

Beach Brawlers v. Iron City Maidens March 23, 2018. It was our first time playing competitively as a team and all the jammers were brand new. We worked hard to overcome a LOT of obstacles and really encouraged each other the whole time. We lost but still had a lot to be proud of. I was chosen for MVP Jammer :)

What are some of your other hobbies?

Reading and anything that can be done outdoors. Especially if I can bring my pups, Fiona and Sevro.

Who are some of your personal Heroes

My parents, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Kit Kittredge.

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Liz Lemon, Lily Aldrin, and Kate McKinnon's character in 'The Spy Who Dumped Me' (it's surprisingly good, y'all).

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Crisis Center

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Not skating? Hmm... Anywhere with food or coffee!

Favorites:

Food:

Tacos

Music/band:

Avett Brothers, Penny & Sparrow, Brandi Carlile

Movie/Play:

For a good cry: Life is Beautiful. For a good laugh: Dodgeball. For raging patriotism: Hamilton

Books/Authors:

ALL THE BOOKS... I can't choose "Outside of a dog, books are a man's best friend. Inside of a dog its too dark to read."

TV Show/Podcast:

TV: The Office, Jane the Virgin, Atypical, Brooklyn-99, Bob's Burgers Podcasts: Sawbones, Can I Pet Your Dog, Up First, Today Explained, Science Vs, Slow Burn, Every Little Thing, By the Book, Code Switch, PCHH...

More about Rumble:

I am a co-founder of the Spine Breakers Book Club!