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Kymakazi  - 318

What is the origin of your derby name and/or number?

The number 318 has always been a number of significance in my life -- it is the area code where I am from; it is my husband's birthday; and it is also one of my lucky number(s).

What teams have you played with?

No others

How/when did you discover derby?

I discovered derby all thanks to an amazing woman who came into my father's life who also happens to be the assistant coach of TCRD, Bethlehammer.

How has derby impacted your life?

I've always enjoyed playing sports, but derby has a whole new appeal than anything else has ever had for me. It is  place where you can be yourself, however strange or unusual it may be. It's a place where I feel confident and accepted.

What derby positions do you enjoy playing?

Not really sure yet.

Do you have a personal goal for this year?

Learn to find my zone and let nothing distract me.

What advice do you have for new skaters?

Don't sop trying, even if you feel like you aren't doing well. Practice makes perfect. If you work hard, your rhythm and confidence will come.

What are your non-derby hobbies?

Bead crafts, reading, yoga, camping, Netflix & chilling ... hanging out with my cat.

What is your day job?

Slangin' food at Tejas Bar & Patio

Final thoughts ...

None, except I'm just super glad I get to be a part of this wonderful group of bad ass bitches.

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