How did you choose your derby name?
Honestly, an ex girlfriend came up with it well before I joined derby. She started calling me Hormiga because in spite of my small stature, I am feisty, determined, strong and very agile. Hormiga is the Spanish word for little ant. I may be tiny but I’m mighty!!
How has derby changed your life?
At the age of 40, I never thought I could actually learn to quad skate, let alone join roller derby and pass assessments. Derby has given me the confidence boost I needed to stick with the training process.
What lesson(s) have you learned through roller derby?
It has taught me that I truly can accomplish anything if I set my mind to the task and push myself through blood, swear and tears to success. I can’t believe I’m a real, live, certifiable roller derby girl!
What is something non-derby related on your bucket list?
To travel to the place of my birth for the first time in my life: Bogota, Colombia.
Tell us about your hobbies.
Roller derby, running, hiking, swimming, camping, 5Ks, 10Ks, military style rucks, Special Olympics coach, writing poetry, reading, singing, dancing, playing the alto saxophone, collecting music and movies, cooking.