"Double X Factor" used to play roller derby, and now volunteers at most games running the penalty box. On her back are tatooed signatures from players she respects and admires. "It is a HUGE honor to be on her back", says one CRG player.
CRG practices in a warehouse next to an auto store on highway 64 in Apex, North Carolina. The rent is high and the player's dues help to pay it.
Positions on the roller derby court are made known by "panties", or helmet covers. These hang in CRG's practice space.
"Curve Appeal" hands out CRG stickers at the Durham Pride Parade. She has them sticking out of her one piece suit and is asking parade-goers to grab them out.
"Curve Appeal" checks the status of her breast cast. Several team members made casts of their breasts to sell in order to raise money for breast cancer research.
These two CRG players have just become "Derby Wives", which is an informal tradition in the league. Your derby wife is not a romantic interest, but rather a good friend on the team.
Many referees are needed during a roller derby bout. These five take a rest during halftime. Just like everyone else involved with derby, they are volunteers.
CRG players come through a pyramid made by the opposing team at the end of a game.
"Q" gives "Ginger Clobbers" the MVP scarf from a game played against the men's team.
"Riotitian" takes a break from skating at the Durham skate park in Durham, North Carolina.