Memphis, TN – In the days following Hurricane Katrina, countless Americans watched, and listened, to the growing chaos in disbelief. One nurse, Kathy McGregor, frustrated in her efforts to deploy to the Gulf through the Red Cross, FEMA, the Salvation Army, and the Federal Department of Health, found her own way with the help of the National Nurses Organizing Committee.
Collierville, TN – Roller derby has emerged again in the United States. Since its resurgence, it has exploded to include more than 150 leagues across the nation. The sport barely resembles its predecessors, though. It is still tough but not silly anymore.
The leagues are local and skater-owned-and-operated. The Memphis Roller Derby has been together for little more than a year. It offers women an unconventional sport that has become an empowering physical outlet.