Hi, I’m Melody. I’m a writer and roller skater. You can probably tell from my writing (… on this website … that I’m assuming you’ve read … otherwise why on earth would you be here?) that both of these things are big passions of mine. You might be here because one of these things is a passion of yours, too. Welcome!
I’m in the process of reclaiming this site, which was once mostly just rants about dumb things in the past. But you see, I’m in the process of accomplishing my life-long dream of publishing a book. I’ve finished an early draft of a memoir about playing roller derby (Hi, I’m also Mary Lou Wretched) and the period of time where I was barely surviving because of my life’s circumstances. It turns out getting beat up and breaking things is good therapy — until one too many concussions takes it away. My memoir is called Barely Skating By — hence the name of this website.
I’m going to get back to my early days of writing and add a lot more about skating, too. Thanks to the global pandemic, I’ve dusted off my skates and am creating new content to share. I hope you’ll follow along.
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