The Joys of Roller Derby and Kicking Ass
Andromeda Macri (aka Hela Skelter) has been skating with the Gotham Girls Roller Derby team for more than eight years. As captain of the Brooklyn Bombshells, one of six teams that comprise the non-profit skating league, Hela, 31, has seen the game evolve to semi-pro status since she joined in 2005. "I started doing it for fun, and it turned into a very serious thing after a while," she said. Besides helming the Bombshells, Hela also skates with the All Stars, a traveling team of top players that competes against leagues around the world. Read more: "The Joys of Roller Derby and Kicking Ass ."