What is your name? Your derby name?
Nadia ter Stege, aka Pain or Shine
When did you join KDG?
What is your role in the league (skater, ref, NSO, etc.)?
Rookie skater on the Smash Squad
What committee(s) are you on?
PMS (Promotions, Media, Sponsorship) and Long Term Planning/Conduct
What do you love most about derby?
Well, what’s not to love? It’s an intense strength, skill, and will power driven sport, balanced by an amazing community. I’ve never experienced anything like it, and am hugely grateful for the personal growth I’ve gone through since joining.
What do you do in your “real life” (for fun, for pay, for others… tell us a bit about you!)?
Currently I work as a server downtown, and will be going back to school in September! Being outdoors and active are high on my list of passions, but I’m just as likely to be found curled up inside with a good book. I have always loved storytelling, and draw much of my inspiration from the incredible people I’m lucky enough to have in my life. It’s safe to assume that the way to my heart is indeed through my stomach.
What are your derby and/or real life goals for the next year?
My derby goals include working on my stability and strength during the upcoming year. If I can even take one hit from Madge and stay on my skates I’ll call it a win!
As for life, I’m hoping a business diploma will give me the foundations to manage the many creative ventures my cousin and I are working on.
What’s a fun fact about you?
For someone who wants to be a writer, I can’t summarize a story to save my life.