Stockholm Syndrome (noun) – The psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with, identify with or sympathize with his or her captor
When I decided on a roller derby name, I initially chose it based on its uniqueness. It wasn’t until I started skating more and more with SFV that I truly embodied my roller derby name. In the 10 months I have been skating (in life, not just with SFV), I’ve fallen more and more in love with this sport everyday. After each practice, I come home with my clothes drenched in sweat, my skin covered in dark purple and green bruises, and my muscles achier than Billy Ray’s heart. As I lay on the floor in a semi-comatose, I can’t help but get excited for the next practice.
I’ve progressed so much since my first date in December 2012 and I want to keep progressing for as long as I am able. I never want to perfect any of my skills. I want to always get better, stronger and faster. No matter how many times I fall or get knocked down, I will always get back up for more.
My name is Stockholm Syndi and I skate SFV.