A débutante (from the French débutante, “female beginner”) is a young lady from an aristocratic or upper class family who has reached the age of maturity, and as a new adult, is introduced to society at a formal presentation known as her “début”.

A derbytaunt (from the New York City street slang, “freshmeat”) is a young lady (sometimes) from a diverse skater family who has conquered Gotham tryouts, been torn apart by the coaching staff, and as new Gotham girl, is introduced into the league as a Brooklyn Bombshell, a Queen of Pain, a Manhattan Mayhem, or (if she’s really lucky) a Bronx Gridlock.

On Sunday night at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, I finally got to shed my title as rookie with Gotham Girls and welcome the class of 2010. One of the lovely ladies, Jensurgency, returned as my league-mate from the River City Rollergirls. While I am stoked that we have rejoined forces, we will once again be on rival teams. However, everyone looked amazing and thanks to Brooklyn Brewery and San Loco Mexico we had free booze and burritos.

Here’s the link from the Village Voice:


Jen on the train sporting her white debutant gown

The 2010 Bronx Gridlock <3- photo by suzy hotrod

Me and Kakes skippin’ to the plantation- photo by suzy hotrod, mural by serena

CBS and Jen -photo by suzy hotrod