Author: Steven LaFond

Steven LaFond is a freelance writer and current graduate student in Bennington College’s low-residency MFA program. In addition to writing, he is the “mouth” of the Boston Derby Dames and New Hampshire Roller Derby as “Pelvis Costello.” He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts with his wife, Jessica Young, a graphic artist and teacher, who skates with the Boston Derby Dames under the name “Dreadnought.”

Articles Written by Steven LaFond:

Four Docs to Watch on Halloween

In uncertain times, many filmgoers seek out horror or escapist narratives in order to get their minds off terrorism, unemployment, or their own lives. Over the past 10 years, my friends and I have kept up the tradition of watching terrifying films throughout the month of October in order to dispel the candy-colored cobwebs that… Read more »

On the Fast Track of Derby History

Late last year, Drew Barrymore’s Whip It was released in theaters, giving the mainstream a fictional take on the world of modern roller derby. The story, adapted from the novel Derby Girl by Shauna Cross, focuses on an outcast teen who finds confidence and her inner power by joining the banked track league of Austin,… Read more »