CANTO EL GALLO IN EAST LA! The Ovarian Psycos have a NEW space!!!

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Ovarian Psycos Present:
CANTA EL GALLO IN EAST LA!
*** SUNDAY BRUNCH AT A NEW SPACE ON THE EASTSIDE ***
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THE TIME HAS CUM! The Ovarian Psyco-Cycles would like to invite you to welcome us into our NEW SPACE with Space-Warming Brunch!!!

- $ 5- $10 entrance fee – includes plate of food – veggie options available 
- $1 special “energy” tea, agua and coffee
- DJ Jazabella on da ones and twos spinning all Vinyl! 
- Live music by EL HARU KUROI!!! 
- Ovarian Psyco Merch + Raffle
- & guaranteed good times, what else you want?!?! 

Address: 1214 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Time: 11:00am -5:00pm

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We are reaching out to friends, family and community to support us in the opening of a new collective space on First Street & Mission in Boyle Heights. The Ovarian Psycos will be working along side Yerberia Mayahuel and the Youth Media Collective to create and sustain a collective workspace.

Working both together and independently, each of our collectives will organize programming open to the community. We will be organizing a series of workshops and classes including Bike Repair, Monthly Community Bike Rides, Alternative Media for Youth, Community Radio, a Bi-weekly Herbal Study Group, Gardening Classes, Worm Composting and Wellness Sunday..more info TBA!

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If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation, click the link below!!!

http://bit.ly/OvarianPsycoSpace

We appreciate your support and look forward to celebrating with you ♥ ♥ ♥

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: 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 ***

Get to know the Ovarian Psycos – Alejandra Ocasio

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Alejandra is currently the Right Ovary for the Spring Season – 2013

  • Name/Ova Alias: Fo/Focasio
  • Your Bici’s Name/Alias: La Suavecita

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    First Ride: Spooky Sabbath Ride

  • Born and Raised: Born in Sacramento, raised in San Diego and Chicago
  • Day job/night job: Lifelong Student/Tutor at Academia Semillas del Pueblo, 
  • First ride: Spooky Sabbath Ride
  • Reason(s) for joining: I kept hearing about these badass muxeres putting in mad work in the community. How could I not wanna join! But what kept me cuming back was the good energy and the sense of sisterhood I got being around all these womyn. 
  • Best and worst experience from a ride: Best: My first luna ride. Like nothing I ever experienced. Worst: No bad experiences so far 44275_955248058131_8047470_n
  • What have you accomplished/hope to accomplish: I hope to get more in tuned with my bike and her needs and to get more and more muxeres out in the streets on their bicis
  • Words of wisdom: Take care 562936_433432376700290_562629348_nof yourself (emotionally, physically, mentally). Short, simple, to thepoint. My mom always says it. Still trying to figure out how to actually do it.

FILL IN THE BLANKS:

  • The best thing about being a Muxer: Being able to be a badass and look cute while I’m at it. 
  • My favorite form of hydration: Water all day every day
  • My Ovarian Psyco sisters are: Strong, Amazing, Beautiful, Hilarious
  • Best way to get rid of cramps: Lots of Sleep, Water and Exercise. 
  • My bike is (my): weapon577231_10151487134538289_773392918_n

Los Angeles’ 2nd Annual CLITORAL MASS!

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CALLING ALL WOMYN AND WOMYN IDENTIFIED RIDERS!

The time has cum for Los Angeles’ 2nd Annual CLITORAL MASS is making its way to a hood near you….August 24th 2013
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MORE INFO T.B.A!

***If you would like to be part of the Clitoral Mass organizing committee please email: ovarian.psycos@gmail.com***

RSVP on the FB event page, here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/486704604728980/?fref=ts

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.”

LOS ANGELES’ FIRST CLITORAL MASS A TODO DAR! (VIDEO)

THANKS TO ALL THE LOVELY WOMYN & WOMYN ID’d FOLKS WHO HELPED MAKE LA’S FIRST CLITORAL MASS A TODO DAR!

More than 250 womyn took the streets on their bicis, guided by ladies in reflective vests and the outline of, of course, the beautiful moon goddess coyolxauhqui dressed in blue, on August 31st for LA’s first Clitoral Mass!
The ride came after months of preparation by the Clitoral Mass committee which consisted of Ovarian Psycos core collective members, our sisters over at the Iron Unicorns and many other womyn/womyn id’d cyclists and all around psycos! Womyn in the CMC coordinated safety, “caracol” traffic control, pit stops that included a drum circle in Leimert Park and snacks at La Mina in City Terrace, an after-party celebrating OPCB’s 2 year anniversary and much more!

Riders met up at LA’s state historic park on Friday Aug. 31st–no, not making line for FYF– but to ride in LA”s first ever Clitoral Mass ride. Elsewhere, Critical Mass may have drawn nearly 2,000+ riders, but Clitoral Mass made historic strides that will leave skid marks in LA’s history forever.

Video of the ride courtesy of our friend Kris Fortin over at LA Streetsblog

Utah’s SLUG Mag features Beautiful Godzilla: Rebel Grrrls—Ovarian Psycos

Beautiful Godzilla: Rebel Grrrls—Ovarian Psycos

by Esther Merono [esther@slugmag.com]

Issue 285 / September 2012

[Illustration: Ryan Perkins]

Ovarian Psycos’ Maryann Aguirre, aka La Fingers, answers a phone somewhere in East LA with unrestrained enthusiasm as I state my name on the other end at the SLUG Headquarters in Salt Lake. My own excitement is muted by slight intimidation and the natural awkwardness that accompanies my introduction to any stranger, but something about her voice is familiar, and it greases the stiffness I’m feeling. She’s just arrived at her home after biking from work in the heat, and, having ridden to the office during pit-staining temperatures earlier that day myself, it’s easy to lament her discomfort. As we discuss her bicycle, a Raleigh hybrid she’s pretty fond of, Aguirre speaks rapidly in Spanish-speckled English, her pitch inflecting upwards at the end of each sentence, giving my inquiries a boomerang effect. As she explains her nickname, La Fingers, a result of being caught wagging her middle-finger on more than one occasion, I know I’m talking to the right person. Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” lyrics pop into my head as I listen––”That girl thinks she’s the queen of the neighborhood. She’s got the hottest trike in town. That girl holds her up so high. I think I wanna be her best friend, yeah!”––and I quietly make the (creepy) decision to friend request her later. Feeling conversational, I stray from the long list of chronological questions I’ve typed up, but Aguirre wants to stick to the plan––she’s been chosen to represent the Ovas in this particular interview, and she’s gonna do it right.

Though Aguirre tells me she has only been a part of the “womyn and womyn identified” Los Angeles bike crew for about a year, the Ovarian Psycos celebrated two years of female empowered thuggery over the summer. The group was founded by Xela de la X, aka Cihuatl Ce, for similar reasons as many other female organizers, including myself: to provide a safe space for women within a very male-dominated community. Of course, their mission statement, goals and organization are much more ambitious and resourceful than my attempts have ever been, but I’ll get to the deep stuff in a moment. What initially attracted me to the Ovas, after the lovely Elizabeth Lopez Medina linked me to their merch page, was their deliciously deviant slogan: “Ovaries so big, we don’t need no fucking balls.”

Yeah, yeah, feminism is about equality, yadda yadda––but the Ovarian Psycos are far from being the he-man haterz hypocritically correct ding-dongs are gonna make them out to be. Aguirre tells me the slogan came about organically and conscientiously, and was met with mostly positive feedback. “We’re not gonna have a fuckin’ ‘ride my bike and I feel so free!’ kind of slogan,” she says. “No––ovaries so big, we don’t need no fuckin’ balls!” Aguirre’s voice gets louder and she loses the questioning inflection as she explains the group’s target demographic. “We try to be particular with the words that we choose to use because we’re trying to hit certain kinds of women,” she says. “Not just women who are just like ‘oh yeah, cool, I like to ride my bike,’ [but] women who need the sisterhood and the bonding … ‘at-risk’ society.” Aguirre drops down an octave as she opens up about her own background, laying it out for me in a matter-of-fact kind of list. She’s 22-years-old, Chicana, and a mother of a 4-and-a-half-year-old, working full time. She’s had a rough life, growing up in the hood with an abusive parent, pregnant at 16. “It’s not just to go and ride our bikes,” she continues. “It’s much deeper than that. We’re trying to outreach to women [whom] society has decided are not the fucking top girl––they’re the fuck-ups.”

READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE

On the Air with Bike Talk on KillRadio.org KPFK!

Ovarian Psycos TAKE-OVA Bike Talk on Kill Radio/KPFK (“Anti-corporate internet radio”)

LIVE! Saturday, April 28th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Discussion topics include:

-Clitoral Mass, Ladies+Trans Night @ Bici Libre, “Shit Ovarian Psycos Say,” music from the Ova playlist and much, much more!

Listen to the archive here.