Roller derby is often dismissed by the perception of women's wrestling on roller skates. However the Gotham Girls beg to differ. This video outlines the feminist ethos of roller derby and how it empowers women athletes. “Only once you see a game live do you have an appreciation for the immense amount of dedication, strategy and training involved,” according to Eva McCloskey (A.K.A. Evilicious on the rink).
Read more about how roller derby is changing our perspectives on women athletes here.
Video shot and edited by Savannah O'Leary
Motion graphics by Adam Glucksman and Isabella Carapella