ST. PAUL, Minn. — Josie Simonis played every team sport they could get their hands on as a kid. Simonis wrestled, played football and baseball — “It was a major part of my life.” But to get access to all those fields, Simonis had to check an often-misunderstood identity at the door. The world saw Simonis as a boy, but Simonis didn’t have the tools or language to describe themself.
I gravitate to people for who they are and the activities I enjoy. We’re here for #roller derby; we’re not here for trans roller derby or straight roller derby or gay roller derby.Penelope Nederlander
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