A2D2's Susan B. Slamthony talks derby with Mark Maynard

Image by Mark Maynard | markmaynard.com

Image by Mark Maynard | markmaynard.com

Ypsilanti Vigilantes skater and A2D2 PR chair Susan B. Slamthony was recently interviewed by local blogger and doer-of-cool-things Mark Maynard. See what she had to say about roller derby history, A2D2 and the state of derby in Michigan, and whether derby has kept her from joining a gang.

Derby has a place for everyone, and every body type can give you a different sort of advantage. I’ve always had wide hips, and a correspondingly wide posterior, and for a while I didn’t like that about my body. Now, I look at girls with narrow hips and think, ‘Poor thing, she can’t take up much space on the track with a booty like that.’
— Susan B. Slamthony

Then come and see us in action in our last home bout of 2014, Saturday, October 18 at Buhr Park! Tickets on sale now.

Posted on September 19, 2014 .

A2D2 appearing at EMU Feminist Fest on Tuesday

Passionate about feminism, or curious to learn more about why it matters? Check out the Feminist Fair this Tuesday, September 8, at Eastern Michigan University! Hosted by the EMU Women's Resource Center, this dynamic celebration of womanhood features community organizations like A2D2, Safe Sex Store, and SafeHouse Center, plus music from DJ Lena, and lots of feminist swag.

The event runs noon to 3:00 Tuesday afternoon in Ballroom A of the EMU Student Center, 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti, and is free and open to the public. Learn more in the Eastern Echo preview.

Posted on September 7, 2014 .