For Mack Schneider, there are two things in the world: roller derby and everything else. Since happening upon the sport about three years ago, Schneider has quickly moved up through the ranks to become a sought-after roller derby trainer and fierce competitor. But more importantly, Schneider said their involvement in the Ohio Roller Girls inspired them to recover from an eating disorder and become part of an empowering feminist community. Now Schneider is working to make roller derby not only a hobby, but a livelihood as well, opening Columbus' only roller-derby-centric shop, Next Level Skate Shop (4410 Indianola Ave.). On Nov. 29, Schneider is opening the doors to the public and taking the next step at making their derby dreams a full-on reality.Continue reading
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