For Texas’s Black Roller Skaters, Life Is Good on the Wood
The last day of June 2013 began the hardest period of Wanda “Gigi” Brown’s life. On that day, a blood clot killed her youngest daughter, Marcia, at age 34. Brown, then 54, stopped eating and lost seventeen pounds in a week. She felt her will to live slip away. Brown’s doctor warned her family that she could die if she didn’t get help for her depression.About a month after her daughter’s death, a distraught Brown drove aimlessly in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, twenty minutes from her home in Bedford. She pulled into a parking lot to pray for help. When she looked up, she saw a red-roofed building and a white sign with black letters: “FORUM ROLLER WORLD.” “I went inside like I…View Original Post
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