AORD is a grassroots organization built by the hands of women who have and will continue to inspire the love of roller derby to their community. AORD is committed to fostering the empowerment of women of all races, colors, national origins, sexual orientation, ages, religious beliefs, and body types by providing positive athletic role models and examples of healthy and tasteful exhibitions of the dichotomy of sexuality and athleticism that women’s roller derby can entail. AORD would like to instill a sense of community, sisterhood, loyalty, hard work, and competitiveness among the skaters and throughout the organization as well as a sense of family among the organization as a whole.