In roller derby, holding space is an empowering, often intimidating, act of strength and strategy for one's self and/or teammates. Holding Space (the podcast) clears the floor for conversations that touch upon race, class, identity, and privilege to amplify stories, build community, and make more human connections in the skate world.
Holding Space with Magical Wheelism is now available on Apple, Spotify, Google Play, and Youtube. Help support the pod grow by subscribing and sharing it with friends! Rating and reviewing the pod on Apple Podcasts helps others find us.
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Music: Sunsearcher, "Latin Rhythm"
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Derby Downtime: Jumpy McGee
Throughout last year, people filled their derby downtime with baking, gardening, and more. April "Jumpy McGee" Fournier (Maine RD, Team Indigenous) decided to pursue a long-held interest: public office! Last summer, she entered the race for one of Portland, Maine's City Councilor At-Large seats. I caught up with Jumpy and found out what a candidate's life is like, how derby's primed her for this new, exciting endeavor, and why we all need to do our part to create the world we want to see. Enjoy!
POP-UP SHOPCAST: Icy Knots
Get to know macrame plant hanger maker extraordinaire Rachel Avenido (aka Ice of Minnesota Roller Derby) of Icy Knots on this latest episode of "Pop-Up Shopcast"!
POP-UP SHOPCAST: Mixed Hues
In this episode of "Pop-up Shopcast," we catch up with Austin-based Sam Barks (aka Mixed Hues). The Detroit native tells all about her influences, mediums, and lets us know how the pandemic has been treating her.
POP-UP SHOPCAST: Xox Handmade Gifts
In this latest episode of "Pop-up Shopcast," maker Caesarea Hendrix (aka Legs of Minnesota Roller Derby) tells us all about her handmade stationery and skincare! FYI: the video of this interview is available on this pod's youtube and Insta pages. Enjoy!
POP-UP SHOPCAST: Bout Betties & Roller Derby Athletics
What's up, peeps! I'm super pumped to introduce POP-UP SHOPCAST, an informal chat series with Black, Indigenous &/or Skaters of Color with entrepreneurial endeavors be they full-fledged businesses or nascent Etsy side-hustles.
First up: Taco Bruiseday and Ratchet, the midbestern sister duo behind the roller derby subscription box Bout Betties and the roller derby cross-training service Roller Derby Athletics. Enjoy!
The U.S. Census & What it Means for You & Us w/ Manila Ice (MNRD)
Today’s special guest is topical, timely as well as just plain awesome. Manila Ice of Minnesota Roller Derby and Team Philippines, is a U.S. Census enumerator, which means they visit far-flung areas in their home state and completes the census form with residents who have not been counted. Enjoy the convo with Ice, who knows their stuff. We also talked about identity and the mood and conversations that have taken place at MNRD since George Floyd’s murder in neighboring Minneapolis.
Holding Space has my heart
Holding Space is such a great podcast. It’s informative, the guests have such great insight and we just learn so much every time we listen. I love how Magical Wheelism does interviews, when I listen I end up feeling like I know her and her guests. Thank you for making space for all of us in Holding Space. ❤️
Loving this pod-centers around derby, but also intentionally explores skating culture in general as well as all the topics surrounding skaters themselves. I absolutely love hearing each guest’s MVP.