Red, White, & Bruised

TXRD’s Dusty Doublewide plays the name game

produced by Sarah Herndon

Roller Derby is one of the fastest growing sports in the world; and if you’re not already a fan, you probably know a few basics: tough, rowdy women on roller skates with weird names and provocative outfits beating the crap out of each other. That’s the stereotype, at least. The sport is especially alive in the quads of the Rhinestone Cowgirls’ Dusty Doublewide. Dusty recently won the league’s awards for Best Blocker, Most Feared Skater, Crowd Favorite, and Dirtiest Skater, which can tell you a lot about her persona alone. When the helmet comes off, though, where does Dusty end and Hayly begin?◥


Sarah Herndon is a born and raised Kentuckian and aspiring radiomaker, who lives and breathes Texas culture and documentary storytelling. She holds a degree in Electronic Media & Broadcasting from Northern Kentucky University and lives in Austin, Texas with her cat, Kittylou Harris.