Women and Girls Lead: Sarah Herburger

Sarah was introduced to roller derby by a veteran skater whom she met while working at a restaurant on Sixth Street. At that time, she was also struggling with drug addiction. With the support of her derby teammates, Sarah overcame her addiction and has become one of the most popular skaters in the league (with some of the most die-hard fans). She spoke with us about her life as a mother and wife for our Women and Girls Lead: Austin project.

Women and Girls Lead: Austin showcases extraordinary women and girls in Austin who are changing our community. Combining independent documentary film, television, new media, and global outreach partnerships, Women and Girls Lead amplifies the voices of women and girls acting as leaders, expands understanding of gender equity, and engages an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally.

Do you know a woman or girl who is making a difference in your world? Someone who embodies the characteritics of leadership or empowerment? She could be a teacher, doctor, student or mother. Nominate a Leader today!