Donita Mann

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Derbyverse Episode 1.2, with Donita Mann

On August 22, 2011, I interviewed Donita Mann in the locker room of the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds’ practice facility in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. I love her message of gaining self-confidence and empowerment through her involvement in Roller Derby. The very first banked track roller derby bout I was was Tilted Thunder’s 2011 season championship, in Everett, Washington. I made a video from the footage I shot at that bout.

Where they are now: I got to see Tilted Thunder’s all-star team a second time when came to Colorado Springs to compete against Team Bionic in 2012. This year, Donita Mann was on the all-star team, and it was great to see her skate again, and to chat with her at the after party. She was voted┬áRail Bird of the Month for October 2012.

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