Rebel of the Month: Suzie Bonebreaker

“I’ve got mean legs!”

July 2010 Rebel of the Month

Roller derby name and number: Suzie Bonebreaker #13

Roller derby position – on the track: Jammer — because I’ve got mean legs!

Roller derby position – off the track: Vice president and captain — because I can’t sit still! And I love helping my girls be the best roller derby players they can be.

How long have you been playing roller derby for GRR? I joined in February 2008.

How did you come up with your name and number? It’s a play off of “Suzy Homemaker”; I love baking my tasty cookies for my husband and teammates. And when I joined, lucky number 13 hadn’t been picked by anyone else on the team — weird! (Note: “Suzy Homemaker” was the name of a line of dolls and toy kitchen appliances produced in the ’60s and ’70s by the Deluxe Reading Company.)

Do you have any pre- or post-bout rituals? Lots of water and yerba mate during the day before a bout, and lots of beer right after! It’s all about the hydration!

What is your favorite thing about playing roller derby for GRR? I love that we can beat the crap out of each other on the track, but that it’s all hugs and kisses off the track. I also love my derby wife, Ruby Typhoon.

What is your most memorable GRR roller derby experience? My first bout after coming back from a broken arm. Go Stone Age!

If your roller derby alter-ego had a theme song, what would it be? “Rockin’ Bones” by The Cramps

Aside from roller derby, what are you passionate about? My husband, my family and good design.

What would GRR fans be surprised to know about you? I have five brothers and sisters — and only half of us are over the age of 4. I also used to play bass in a band with my widow, Mr. Bonebreaker, who now plays with Patsy Clothesline‘s widow in the Dirty Lowdowns.

What makes you a Rebel? Sometimes I don’t even shower after a bout.

Likes: Meaningful conversations on the jammer line right before the whistle blows.

Dislikes: Getting sent to the sin bin. > : – P

Guilty pleasures: Blocking — I love to Pivot. Shhh… : – )

Click here to read more about Suzie on her skater profile.