I’ve been asked to write my player bio for GGRD’s website and 2012 program. As a writer, you’d think this would be easy, but it’s HARD to write about yourself! I need to reveal some random facts about me, list some of my likes and dislikes, etc. I’ve shared my draft below.
Also, it’s super weird referring to myself as “Byers”. I like the nickname Morse better. Or Remorse. Or Remy. But unfortunately, I think Byers is the most organic shortened name.
Derby Name: Byers Remorse
Number: 13% APR
I also need to devise a tagline to accompany my derby name and I have zero ideas. Any suggestions?
Derby Background (in case you missed it)
(This is too long for the program stuff, it’s just to clue you in regarding my somewhat convoluted derby history.)
Miss Remorse discovered derby in the summer of 2010, when a coworker convinced Byers to join her in trying out for the local league, the Monterey Bay Derby Dames. After attending an open skate session at the local rink (and using crappy rental skates), Byers was hooked. She went home and immediately ordered a pair of skates to call her own (Riedell 265s, in case you’re wondering). She successfully tried out for MBDD and began working her way through the league’s Fresh Meat program.
However, a few weeks into her training, Byers learned that she would be moving to New York City. With only a few months of skating under her belt, Byers tried out for the Gotham Girls and was invited to callbacks. When she did not make the final cut, Byers skated with Gotham’s rec league and tried to find other opportunities to skate as much as she could. The following summer she also found a home at Suburbia Roller Derby and skated with them for several months before trying out for the Gotham Girls again. This time, Kristen was accepted as part of their 2012 Fresh Meat class. WOO!
While Byers has always had a competitive edge, team sports were never really her thing. Prior to roller derby, her most athletic endeavor was spending two seasons with the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps.
Byers Remorse was born and raised in Michigan, where she attended college and studied Digital Design & Rhetoric. After graduation, she moved to California for 2 years before making her way to NYC. She currently works as a web designer for a local government agency. When she’s not skating, Byers enjoys reading, writing, and spoiling her dog.
Suburbia Roller Derby – 2011 Meat MVP
nail polish, metallic shoes, proper grammar, manual transmissions, sour patch kids, sushi, bubble tea, letterpress, the color green, listening to Christmas music starting July 25
red meat, long commutes, single-ply toilet paper, tanlines, visible bra straps
Undefeated at chicken fighting in the pool