Donning a pair of roller skates, some protective gear, and a whole lot of grit, Marley Quinn, Peaches n’ Scream, and Wreck-It Rebecca roll into place, head down, and concentrate. What can seem to some like a scene pulled form a sci-fi novel is real life for three Northshore School District high schoolers. The trifecta are all skaters for the Seattle Derby Brats: the junior league affiliated with Rat City Roller Derby. They skate for a team called the UltraViolets who are ranked 21st in the nation. “Unlike most sports where the men’s version is considered “the best” and the women’s is secondary, in derby, the women are preeminent. That’s extremely rare and empowering and valuable,” said Gail Goldman who is a derby mother and an incredible advocate for what derby instills in young women.