Thursday, April 23, 2009 be your unlawfully wedded derby wife...

I've gotten a few odd comments and raised eyebrows since I posted a new item in the glitzed etsy shop this week- an engagement ring for your derby wife!

Maybe an explanation is in order. Many derby girls have a "derby wife" (or two or three!). Your derby wife is like your partner in crime. She gives you pep talks or puts in extra practice with you if you're down, tells you if the back of your skirt is tucked into your fishnets, and generally watches out for you. She's the one who is riding in the ambulance with you if you break a bone. Sometimes, she even gives you presents.

It's even possible to publicly declare your undying love at RollerCon by getting "married".

So with that in mind, what derby wife wouldn't want an engagement ring made out of a bearing? It makes sense to me!


  1. I don't have a derby wife, just a wife who plays derby:)

  2. I don't have a derby wife, but I do have a lovely faux wife. ;)