Eva Hex @gisel_florez is a roller derby player on @gothamgirlsrollerderby_nyc. I was thrilled when she agreed to have me photograph her for my @fem_forward project! The whole experience for me was phenomenal. I had no idea how hardcore the roller derby game is, she is so powerful and fearless! 👊 .
"From an early start athleticism has been a big part of my life. Ballet, gymnastics, equestrian riding, and running have been my major influences. After getting my BFA @ RISD, I fell in love with running. This led to trail running, which led to long distance, which led to Marathons, and at it’s peak, I had accomplished three 32k UltraMarathons. The work it took to get to that point gave a clear vision and understanding of how to accomplish dreams. My family started to grow, and just a few months after my second home birth, I felt the need to dedicate a moment back to the self. I learned how to roll on quad skates and worked up to tryouts for Gotham Girls Roller Derby. Here I was welcomed into a league of strong women and leaders who are always up for challenge. The excitement, speed and physical endurance help me to center and relax the frustrations inherent with being a Mother. The little ones get the Love, and the track gets the Fight. Jamming has kept me feeling my strongest and best. The inspiration and confidence this sport has brought is the biggest gift that I continue to share with all my family.” In the off time, Eva Hex can be found Vannin' with her family in their '74 Ford Econoline named “Van der Food". She lives and works as a still-life photographer in Williamsburg, Brooklyn."