Featured Skater: Sis Boom Bonnie
Meet July’s featured veteran skater, Sis Boom Bonnie!
Affectionately called Sis, Sis Boom Bonnie is a loyal, headstrong Taurus and jill of all trades within Providence Roller Derby as Community Relations Coordinator and Inter-league Captain of the Killah Bees travel team.
What’s the background on your name/number?
“My name comes from a Garbage Pail Kid Card. The image is of a cheerleader puking into a megaphone. My number was an obvious choice as in the beginning digits of most cheerleading chants.”
Derby History/Athletic Background (if any):
“None and I was too cool to even participate in gym class. Cool…not cool?”
If you could change one derby rule, what would it be?
“Forearms wouldn’t be a penalty.”
Quote to live by:
“Any day above ground is a good day.”
Any pump-up jams?
Anything with a strong female singer. TLC, Salt N Pepa, SWV, En Vogue, Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, L7, Lunachicks, Gits.”
If you were stranded on a desert island with one teammate and one fictional character, who would you bring?
“I’d bring along [leaguemate] Puma Thurman for the riveting conversation and Uma Thurman’s character from ‘Kill Bill’ because she’d probably be able to keep us alive.”
Musician you’re most embarrassed to love:
Taylor Swift. “I just can’t help it!”
“Life has taught me to not take myself or anyone else too seriously. People generally have the best of intentions and are only acting and reacting based on their perceptions of reality. Roller derby has taught me self-discipline and the importance of teamwork, kindness, and forgiveness.”
Interested in learning what it takes to be like Sis Boom Bonnie and join Providence Roller Derby? Join us for recruitment events throughout the season!
About Providence Roller Derby:
“Providence Roller Derby is a non-profit organization that is self-governed and dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of our skaters and community by participating in local events and activities while working to increase recognition of the sport of women’s flat-track roller derby. We strive to advance our organization by encouraging teamwork, dedication, and the cultivation of the individual talents and strengths of all our members.”