Derby World

Derby World

Changing derby leagues isn’t always as simple as dropping a Facebook message to your new team,  rocking up with your skates and slotting into your accustomed position on the track.  An expatriated player herself, Cat Cholera interviews two globe-trotting former Perth Roller Derby  players, Dame Edna Haemorrhage and Lorrae Evans, exploring the ins and outs of changing countries,  languages and cultures to play roller derby around the world.

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Transform-Hers: Roller Derby, Cyborgs and The Future of Female

Transform-Hers: Roller Derby, Cyborgs and The Future of Female

Modern-day Perth, or Melbourne, or Townsville may be a long way from Blade Runner’s futuristic Los Angeles, but they do have one thing in common with that grim metropolis: replicant-like cyborg women are roaming the streets amongst the unsuspecting townsfolk, changing their parts, redecorating their chassis’ and gathering in ritualised meetings. Driving their bodies and minds further and further in pursuit not of survival, but of glory.

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