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Holding Space with Magical Wheelism

Sep 27, 2019

Liann “L-Dubz” Wadewitz skates in Gotham Girls Roller Derby’s rec league program and is on-skates official in the league. She works in TV, plays the violin in a local queer-friendly orchestra, and recently rode 480km (nearly 300 miles) on horseback in an endurance race through Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. All that...

Sep 26, 2019

Modern roller derby's cult classic Whip It is 10 years old today. In honor of this auspicious occasion, I am joined by skater and noted man-bun connoisseur, Curly Fry, on a rewatch of Drew Barrymore's 2009 film. We talked about Whip It's significance within derby and the teen movie genre, how well the movie and its...

Sep 23, 2019

On this episode, we chat with Adrienne Cooper, a first-time entrepreneur, about reimagining the roller rink model and transforming it into Moonlight Roller Lounge, a 21-and-over skating venue set to open in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2020.

Moonlight Roller Lounge:

Sep 8, 2019

In this first episode of Holding Space with Magical Wheelism, Magic chats with skaters Skate Wytch (@skatexwytch), Courtney Shove (@fat_girl_has_moxi) and Sam Barks (@mixed_hues) about Roll Call, a three-day Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) skater gathering held in Richmond, Virginia in early August. The...

Sep 1, 2019

In roller derby, holding space is an empowering, often intimidating, act of strength and strategy for one's self and/or teammates. Holding Space (the podcast) clears the floor for conversations that touch upon race, class, identity, and privilege to amplify stories, build community, and make more human connections in...