Ovarian Psycos Present: July Luna Ride with MDM – To Honor La Energia Rebelde Within! <3

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Ovarian Psycos Present::
July Full Moon Bike Ride!
Ending Ceremonia with Mujeres De Maiz!
MONDAY – July 14!
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Meetup: Heritage Square Gold Line Station

Time: 7:00pm

Roll Out: 7:30pm

Ending: Coyolxauhqui Stone – on City Terrace Drive & Miller Ave with Mujeres de Maiz

Event Page for Circle with MDM: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431786073774108/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

***We will be honoring ourselves and our inner strength and rebellion against a misogynistic and patriarchal society. Feel free to bring offerings to La Luna, Coyolxauhqui and your loving intentions and strength. ***

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PLEASE NOTE : This Ride is for womyn, womyn identified, queer,trans, gender non conforming individuals. Please respect the safe space and check yo privilege!

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WHAT TO BRING:
-working bike
-helmet
-lights
-patches, tools, tubes, pump (if you have one)
-water
-snacks

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Background of La Her-storia de Coyolxauhqui
From Cherrie Moraga’s “El Mito Azteca”

“Coatlicue, Madre de los Dioses, is sweeping on top of the mountain, Coatepec, when she discovers two beautiful feathers. Thinking that later she will place them on her altar, she stuffs them into her apron and continues sweeping. But without her noticing, the feathers begin to gestate there next to her womb and Coatlicue, already advanced in age, soon discovers that she is pregnant.

When her daughter, Coyolxauhqui, learns that her mother is about to give birth to Huitzilopochtli, God of War, she is incensed. And, along with other siblings, the Four Hundred Stars, she conspires to kill Coatlicue rather than submit to a world where War would become God.

Huitzilopochtli is warned of this by a hummingbird and vows to defend his mother. At the moment of birth, he murders Coyolxauhqui, cutting off her head and completely dismembering her body.

Breast splits from chest splits from hip splits from thigh from knee from arm and foot Coyolxauhqui is banished to the darkness and becomes the moon, la diosa de la luna.

Cherrie Moraga: I am writing that wound…That moment when brother is born and sister mutilated by his envy. Here, mother and daughter are pitted against eachother and daughter must kill male-defined motherhood in order to save the culture from misogyny, war, and greed. But el hijo comes to the defense of patriarchal motherhood, kills la mujer rebelde, and female power is eclipsed by the rising light of the Sun/Son. This machista myth is enacted every day of our lives, every day that the sun (Huitzilopochtli) rises up from the horizon and the moon (Coyolxauhqui) is obliterated by his light.

Although I revere Coatlicue, Diosa de la Muerte y La Vida, I do not pray to her. I pray to the daughter, La Hija Rebelde. She who has been banished, the mutilated sister who transforms herself into the moon. She is la fuerza femenina, our attempt to pick up the fragments of our dismembered womanhood and reconstitute ourselves.”

Us gender non-conforming, two-spirited, trans, womyn and womyn ID have first-hand seen the effects of the oppressive patriarchal and misogynistic structures but throughout it all have managed to rise above. The intention of this ride is to come out and surround oneself with strong beings sharing similar experiences in hopes to empower one another through our stories.

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Friday the 13th Bike Ride with the Ovarian Psycos!

 

 

 

 

 

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Join the Ovarian Psycos for our monthly Luna Ride this Friday 

June 13th! 

This ride will be dedicated to all womyn , womyn identified, queer, trans, gender non conforming individuals who have experienced or felt unsafe, intimidated,embarrassed, objectified, or sexualized while riding your bikes! These unwelcome experiences and/or unwanted leering and whistling, sexually explicit comments, demands for a smile, persistent demands for a date or phone number, road rage ignited by NOs , stalking of any sort , kisses being BLOWN in your direction or threats being made while riding your bici or in a public space is not okay! BREAK THE silence ! We womyn are not outside for other’s entertainment and our clothing should not provoke anybody. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! HARASSMENT should not be seen as A NORM or dismissed lightly.!It is not okay for anyone based on their gender preference to feel entitled to make remarks as stated above. Know that this is known as street harassment and it is not a compliment. It’s bullying behavior and it is harmful!

THE TIME HAS COME TO SPEAK UP, reclaim our space on the roads AND share our own personal experiences! XOME out to the ride and engage in some dialogue amongst sisters.

We will be discussing ways of keeping ourselves safe, protected, and ways to combat AND NIP street harassment!

*PLEASE NOTE : This Ride is for Womyn, Womyn identified , queer,trans, gender non conforming individuals.

WHAT TO BRING:
-working bike
-helmet
-lights
-patches, tools, tubes, pump (if you have one)
-water
-money for snacks

Meet up @6:30
Rolling @7:00

We will be meeting at the Cypress/Lincoln gold line station

ENDING LOCATION WILL
BE Los Feliz/Riverside
@ the park

You don’t want to miss this ride!

Ovarian Psycos Present: A Toda Madre May Luna Ride! TOMORROW!

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Join the Ovarian Psycos for our monthly Luna Ride on Wednesday May 14! This ride is dedicated to Dia De Las Madres for all the mamasitas, abuelitas, nanas, tias, primas, hermanas..We will be ending at Corazon Del Pueblo for their monthly open mic Flowers of Fire!

*PLEASE NOTE: This ride is for womyn, womyn identified, queer, trans, gender non conforming individuals.

What to bring:
-working bike
-helmet
-lights
-patches, tools, tubes, pump (if u can)
-water
-money

We will be meeting up at the Highland Park Gold Line Station(in Highland Park)

Meet up time: 6:30
Roll out: 7:00

Ending at Corazon Del Pueblo for the open mic of Flowers of Fire dedicated to El Dia De Las Madres. Come share your stories of motherhood with the community. Hosted by Annette, Iris, and Maryann of the Ovarian Psycos!

Corazon Del Pueblo: 2003 E 1st Street Los Angles CA, 90033

This ride is gonna be a toda MADRE dont miss it!

Rise, Womyn, Rise-Full Moon Bike Ride!

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Join Las Ovarian Psyco-Cycles for our monthly luna ride THURSDAY! This months ride is dedicated to loving ourselves, our body and our skin this new year!

We will be meeting up at the Highland Park Gold Line Station (in Highland Park) at 6:30 and riding out at 7:30! We will be ending the ride at Centro de Comunicación Comunitaria and watching a documentary titled “DARK GIRLS” – a film about colorism within the African-American Community!

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Meet Up Time: 6:30
Meet Up Spot: Highland Park Gold Line Station
Address: 151 N. Avenue 57 Los Angeles, CA 90042

Ride Out Time: 7:30
Destination: 1214 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, California 90033

Film Begins at: 8:45pm!

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Dark Girls Documentary Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXQGRMY75H0

PLEASE NOTE: THIS RIDE IS FOR WOMYN, WOMYN IDENTIFIED, QUEER, TWO-SPIRITED, TRANS, GENDER NON CONFORMING INDIVIDUALS!!!!!

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CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON FACEBOOK! 

Ovarian Psycos Present: OCTOBER LUNA RIDE – “This Bridge Called My Back” – THIS FRIDAY!

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Ovarian Psycos Present:

“This Bridge Called My Back”
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Meetup Location: Middle of 6th Street Bridge 

Meet Up time: 5:30

Ride Out: 6pm

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Join Las Ovarian Psycos this Friday October 18th as the Full Moon guides our path to healing. In honor of all womyn that have been victims of Breast Cancer & and Domestic Violence Los Ovarios del Barrio would like to dedicate this ride to all these beautiful & strong souls. We will be ending at the City Terrace Coyolxauhqui Stone where we’ll be engaging in a beautiful Full Moon Ceremony. Come with good spirit and an open heart and if you’d like bring some tobacco, flowers, or sage as an offering to Coyolxauhqui. 

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If you’d like to check the FAC out yo bike make sure these things are taken care of;
Frenos (brakes), Aire (air) , Cadena (chain)
Also, make sure your seats are well adjusted

Bring:
-water
-comfortable clothes
-lights (if you have any)
-helmet (if you have one)
-patches (if you have any)
-hand pump (if you have one)

It isn’t advised to eat a heavy meal before riding but don’t starve your self neither! Make sure you’ve eaten and/or bring snacks with you incase we don’t ride near spots to buy food from. Stay hydrated! Our bodies are our temples♥
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Ovarian Psycos is an all womyn of color bicycle brigade/collective cycling for the purpose of healing our communities physically, emotionally, and spiritually by addressing pertinent issues. ♥

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Also, warm shout out to Corazon Del Pueblo!
Check out their space and FB page. Help this autonomous space survive!!!

Corazon Del Pueblo is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit collective, and community cultural center, that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.
(https://www.facebook.com/corazondelpueblo?fref=ts)

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Nota: In efforts to creating a safe space where womyn can meet, talk, discuss issues, share experiences, and work on improving their lives and themselves FULL MOON rides are ONLY for WOMYN & LBTQ womyn who self-identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender (including male-to-female and female-to-male), queer, in addition to wombyn questioning their sexual orientation and gender nonconformist. Yes, we believe and stand for diversity! Dearest Male allies & anyone offended by these efforts thank you for understanding and respecting the importance of creating and maintaining safe spaces.

Our next Male & Female (co-ed) ride will be October Saturday 26 ;)

Ovarian Psycos Present: April Luna Ride – Womyns Self Defense Ride!

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Ovarian Psycos Present
Our April Full Moon Ride
Dedicated to Womyn’s Self Defense and Denim Day!
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This THURSDAY April 25th, Join Las Ovarian Psycos as we ride under the full moons light in dedication to Womyns Self Defense and Denim Day LA! There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape! We feel as womyn we need to make sure we are always prepared to defend ourselves from any person, predator, rapist, boyfriend etc. That is why we’re bringing to you this very special Luna Ride!

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We will be meeting up at 1st and Mednik at Belvedere Park in Boyle Heights! Address is 4801 E 1st St. LA 90022 and riding to Corazon Del Pueblo!

There we will have a self defense workshop by some of our Ova Sisters and familia who teaches the Self Defense Classes at Corazon Del Pueblo!

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Meeting Up: 6:30
Riding Out: 7:00

Open to ALL Womyn and Womyn Identified ONLY!

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*** Click here to read on the history of Denim Day ***

The Runaway Luna Ride!

November is National Runaway Youth Prevention Month…

Ovarian Psycos Present:

Dedicated to our children in need of a safe haven.
Our goal is to increase awareness while also educating the public about the solutions and the role they can play in preventing youth from running away.When approximately 10,000 suspected child abuse reports are filed every month here in the city of Los Angeles alone and a staggering 1.6 to 2.8 million youth nation wide runaway every year… this luna ride- but more importantly- becoming aware of the resources in our communities for runaway youth could possibly make a difference in the life of a youth that you know.
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We will be meeting up: Jovenes Inc.
1208 Pleasant Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Meet up time 7:00pm
Ride out: 7:30

Destination location: My Friend’s Place
5850 Hollywood Blvd.
L.A., CA 90028

♥ Our children need us.. come and ride and educate and share.. todo para tod@s!

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Please Bring:

- WORKING bikes (you’d be surprised)
- Tools (if you have them)
- Extra patches and tubes (we got 4 flats at our last ride)
- LIGHTS LIGHT LIGHT!!! … It gets dark…duh!
- Helmet if you got it! PROTECT THAT CRANIUM!
- Water – Hydrate yo’self
- An open heart & mind!

WOMYN or WOMYN-identified ONLY please!

Breaking the Cycle–September Luna Ride Sept 29, 2012

  • It’s that time of the month again ladies!!!

    Ovarian Psycos bring you our September Luna Ride – A bike ride riding under the full moon in a sea of womyn (and female identified) individuals ♥

    “To all my lovely ladies who need some female strength, a nice ride under the stars and an open dialogue about the obstacles that families are faced with ALL set with in a loving and nurturing group of womyn ♥ “

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    This Luna Ride is titled:
    “Breaking the Cycle”

    - Being born into families that are affiliated and affected with first hand ‘gangsters’ leaves their children with no choice but to deal with this. This is the example that we have to see AND our children, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews have to see and deal with everyday and know nothing else but this.
    This is something that a few of our Psyco Sisters have brought up to our attention. Ovarian Psycos are not just some “pretty girls on bikes” we, like many others deal with this shit on a daily basis!
    Easy money, drugs, gang life, trying to make a dollar outta nothing – We already have to fight off the oppressor and on top f that – they’re kicking us and our brothers and sisters down. The psycos are tired of this – Let’s be the change we wish to fkn see – break that cycle.

    Ride will be ending at Whittier Narrows. There we will have a talking circle and give out useful information for everyone. ♥
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    Meet Up: Gold Line – Indiana Station
    Meet Up Time: 7:30 pm
    Roll Out Time: 8:00
    End Destination: Whittier Narrows

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    Please:
    - Bring WORKING Bikes!
    - Stay Hydrated – Drink Agua!
    - It’s will get DARK – LIGHTS LIGHTS LIGHTS!
    - Open Heart – Open Mind ♥
    - Remember: FEMALE AND FEMALE IDENTIFIED –>ONLY<–

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    Ovarian Psycos Mission:
    “We are an all-womyn bicycle brigade cycling for the purpose of healing our communities physically, emotionally, and spiritually by addressing pertinent issues through cycling.”

    Ovarian Psycos Vision:
    “We envision a world where womyn of color are change agents who create and maintain holistic health within themselves and in their respective communities for present and future generations.”

Red Star Moon Ride – Luna Ride June 3rd womyn-identified only folx please!!

Xicas, grab your bikes and get ready because the Ovarios del Barrio are going downtown for a very special exhibit @ Redcat Art Gallery.”Rigo 23: Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program”

Initiated by San Francisco-based artist Rigo 23, Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program is an interdisciplinary collaboration with weavers, seamstresses, painters, carpenters, and cultural activists in Chiapas, Mexico. Taking the form of a large-scale sculptural environment, Rigo 23′s project for the Gallery at REDCAT is the outgrowth of the artist’s direct contact and negotiation with the Good Government Junta of Morelia, Chiapas, part of a governing body that represents the interests of the autonomous communities and artisan co-ops throughout the region. Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program is organized around the theme “Another World, Another Path,” articulated by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) at the First Global Festival of Dignified Rage in 2009, which marked the group’s fifteenth anniversary and underscored its commitment to Mayan conceptions of the cosmos.”

For more info visit: http://www.redcat.org/exhibition/rigo-23-autonomous-intergalactic-space-program

The gallery closes at 6 pm so get there early to check it out.

We roll out at 7 pm sharp!

You know the deal.

+Womyn & womyn-identified ONLY ride.
+Bring working bikes
+Safety equipment wherever possible–helmets, front and back lights, etc.
+Bring positive vibes and something to share as we will be ending with a circle!