“I shaped my role in the league and other parts of my life myself- through pure effort.”
Molly Rand, aka Rozy B Hind, of the Holy Rollers was an unlikely roller derby skater. She first learned about TX Roller Derby (TXRD) when the league was recruiting for new skaters on the University of Texas campus. Although her best friend said, “you have to do this,” she let the idea marinate until a couple of years after graduation. She was never really interested in being an athlete. However, she is amazed how roller derby has changed her perspective. She now thinks of food as fuel and her body as a machine, focusing on what her body can do when she eats right versus what she looks like.
Rozy prides herself on her spunk. After working as a “corporate drone”in a cubicle, she felt compelled to “reclaim [her] meanness” and do something different. She taught herself to skate and auditioned three years ago. “I was the worst skater in the league,” Rozy confessed. “My name comes from the fact that I couldn’t make one round without falling smack on my ass.” She prides herself on how far she has come since first starting. At first, she was a slow skater who couldn’t stay on her feet, and now she is a jammer scoring points.
Skating helped Rozy regain her edge in her professional life as well. She now works for a “much cooler company” where she does search engine marketing, and is much happier. A self-proclaimed nerd, she loves excel and spreadsheets, and says the Holy Rollers is the nerdiest team in TXRD.