OVARIAN PSYCOS Presents: Punk Funk & Social Justice Fundraiser

Screen shot 2014-07-15 at 12.40.30 PMWelcum to Las Ovas’ Conxa Fundraiser!
Saturday, July 19th!
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/344285195725233/
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Cum one, cum all and swing by our epacio (aka La Conxa) on SATURDAY, July 19th to help us raise monies to keep our space open. La Conxa is a community safe space run by womyn of color. The Ovas have acquired La Conxa since the beginning of 2014 and have run it as an autonomous space. It is maintained by donations from la comunidad from events like these and community solidarity. We hope to keep the space open for future community programming and grassroots organizing by las Ovas, other collectivxs and members of the community.

 Cum join us for a of night of musical, social justice consciousness!

(((We will be having)))
– Dranks to quench yo’ thirst!
*Please respect our wishes to maintain a sober space

(((Musical Guests)))
– All Is Well Son
https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Is-Well-Son/265298820201442

– Blind Owl
https://www.facebook.com/BlindOwlTheBand

– Xela De La RemiX: https://www.facebook.com/CihuatlCeMusic
… and dance tunes by DJ Val

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(((Where)))
La Conxa
1214 E. 1st Street, 90033 Boyle Heights
7:00 pm | $5- $10 donation
– No one turned away for lack of funds –

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FYI!!!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR Los Angeles’ 3rd Annual CLITORAL MASS! August 16th! SEE BELOW:

http://bit.ly/1mhQcyH <— Non-Rider Volunteer Form
http://bit.ly/1qOhcW5 <—Rider Volunteer Form
http://bit.ly/1llqfIr <— PayPal Link to DONATE!

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Ovarian Psycos merch on ETSY!!!!!!!

THE TIME HAS CUM! Ovarian Psyco-Cycles has FINALLY put our merch up on Etsy!!!!! Shout out to our ah-ma-sing models: ImeldaShamirAndi XochDaliaEvelynJoan Zeta and Karen! We got buttons, patches, shirts, bandanas and stickers!!! CHECK IT OUT! We only have a limited stock but we will be printing more soon!

OVARIAN PSYCOS ON ETSY!!!

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!!!!!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON FACEBOOK! 

Read all about it! Ovarian Psycos featured in LA OPINIÓN!

Extra Extra!!! Read all about it! This past weekend Las Ovarian Psycos were featured in LA OPINIÓN! Short and sweet article but touches on good stuff: Sisterhood, reverse racism, yesterday’s CicLAvia, our past Black & Brown Unity Ride with East Side Riders & Black Kids on Bikes, our upcoming August 2nd Annual Clitoral Mass and more!

Read, share & enjoy!

Click on this link to read the article!!!

If you need it translated – read below:

This Sunday, as every year, thousands of Angelenos will leave their cars parked and mounted their bikes to participate in CicLAvia and take advantage of 15 miles of traffic-free streets that connect the historic El Pueblo de Los Angeles to Venice Beach.

Since its inception in 2010, the event has attracted cyclists over 100,000 Angelenos participating either in groups, with their families or alone.

The Ovarian Psycos, a group of women of color in East Los Angeles, is one of many groups that will participate in the event.

“Ovarian Psycos born three years ago in Boyle Heights, in response to the lack of representation of women of color within the cycling community of Los Angeles,” said Maryann Aguirre, member and spokesperson for the group. The group was founded by Xela of X, also known as Cihuatl Ce (woman in Nahuatl), in 2010. The cyclists organize events to raise awareness in the community, with specific issues they care to women, including domestic violence, abuse or breast cancer, among others.

Every month during full moon Psycos Ovarian women come out with their bikes around the city. Some of the events are exclusive for women cyclists, while others include other groups Angelenos.

 

Unity Ride, for example, was an event that made with Eastside Riders and BKOB groups, to promote unity among Hispanic and African American community.

For the upcoming August 24, Psycos Ovarian women have planned the event Clitoral Mass, annual walk, which last year had 300 cyclists.

Most cyclists are from East Los Angeles and the main requirement for membership is to be a woman of color.

“Some people have told us that we are doing so discrimination, but we do not believe in reverse racism,” said Aguirre. The spokesperson advised that those interested in joining the group, they can begin to participate in the rides and see how they feel.

“The bike is only a herramineta. Many of us come from families with problems of abuse or violence and we feel that the group is like a brotherhood, we are much more than friends,” said Aguirre. “Being part of Ovarian Psycos has helped me a lot in my personal life,” he added.

Ovarian Psycos Aguirre said was one of the many groups that exist in Boyle Heights and who were an integral part of the community.

This Sunday, the group will meet Mexico in the Park, Lincoln Heights with other cycling groups, such as the Eastside Club, and the Coalition of cyclists to participate in CicLAvia Montebello.

Article By: Virginia Gaglianone

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.

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  • 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

Get to Know the Ovas–Ashes!

AshElvira is left/right Ovary for the Winter season!

    • Name/Ova Alias: Ashes, Elvira, AshElvira
    • Your bici’s name/alias: Red (70’s Raliegh)
    • Born and raised: Monterrey Park, East Los ❤
    • Day job/night job: Part time drug dealer :P(legally), full time ova ❤
    • First ride: Luna ride almost 2 years ago! seems like yesterday…
    • Reason(s) for joining/staying: there are so many but to sum it up.. the
strong Mujeres, cycling, the excitement and good energy from all the riders.

    • Best and worst experience from a ride: my best experience was my first experience of an ovarian Luna ride, ill never forget ^.^ Xela had her accident that same night which also made it the scariest experience
    • What have you accomplished/hope to accomplish: A whole year and some of spreading bici love with these inspiring women ❤ hope to help heal our mamas with cycling
  • Words of wisdom: “Lack of proper recognition of your own value is always
    harmful and can lead to a state of mental, emotional and spiritual paralysis”

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  • The best thing about being a Muxer: the ability to be strong and wild while being compassionate.
  • My favorite form of hydration: yerba mate;)
  • My Ovarian Psyco sisters are: hard working wombyn!
  • Best way to get rid of cramps: Te de manzanilla
  • My bike is my: freedom machine

Get to Know the Ovarian Psycos–Maryann Sunhands!

  • Name/Ova Alias: La Sunhands
  • Your bici’s name/alias: R.I.P. Soul Rider
  • Born and Raised In: east side of the river
  • Day Job(s)/Night Job(s): funemployed!
  • First Ovarian Psyco ride: Luna ride
  • Reason(s) for joining/staying: the amazing females who enjoyed biking just as much as me
  • Best and worst experience on a ride: I’ve been blessed not to have a “bad” experience thus far…best experience would be the ride back from our beachin’ bike ride! Awesome feeling of accomplishment
  • What have you accomplished/still hope to accomplish as Ovarian Psycos? I am a female that is becoming more bike savvy and hope to become a better biker!
  • Words of wisdom: never be that person to sit in your own pity and take every experience as a learning one and if you can’t do that, take your emotions out on your bike

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• The best thing about being a MUXER is bleeding for 7 days and not dying!
• My favorite form of hydration is agua!
• My Ovarian Psyco sisters are my better half♥
• Best way to get rid of cramps is warm tea and some Buddha.
• My bike is my motivator!

Get to Know the Ovarian Psycos–Maryann Aguirre

    • Name/Alias/Ova nickname: Maryann Aguirre a.k.a. La Fingers (Est. Dec 7th, 2011)
    • Your Bici’s Name: Ray Ray (she’s a Raleigh :D)
    • Born/Raised: Born in Boyle Heights, Raised in Mexicali, El Sereno, Lincoln Heights, Lynwood, Norwalk, Fontana and currently residing back home in Boyle Heights.
    • Day/Night Job(s): Day Jobs: #1 Full-Time Momma of a 4 year old, mi LeahSol ❤ chau! Day Job #2: Administrative Associate at local Non-profit, InnerCity Struggle. Night Jobs: Board Member at Corazon Del Pueblo and, of course, core collective member with my Ovas 🙂 ahoo!
    • 1st Ride: Pasadena City College to Union Station Luna Ride 🙂
    • Reasons for joining: Developing and solidifying sisterhood with the other womyn, awesome exercise + mental and spiritual growth
      • Worst Experience: Proud to say there hasn’t been any REAL bad experience – except for Novembers Luna Ride this creeper who stopped traffic behind him and was slooowly following all the ladies as we rode -__- not cool! But other than that, I have yet to experience anything really bad happen.
    • What have you accomplished? Solidifying the bond the collective core has among one another. Getting a lot of new riders out on rides & more womyn coming out on rides and keep them coming back!
    • Hope to accomplish: Possibly different Ova chapters in other counties, communities and even states, longer distant rides, more womyn coming out. And currently in the works: Seed Psyco rides for the kiddies 🙂
    • Words of wisdom: In the words of my little seed and her favorite movie – “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming” – only in this case…just keep pedaling!!!

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Best part about being a muxer is: Pssh…uhh…EVERYTHING!! The fact that I can push a child out of my vag. The fact that I can be the little “homemaker” yet still proud to be able to organize, solidify and mobilize. (Never alone though…of course)

Favorite form of hydration is: Water, baby!

My Ovarian Psyco sisters: are not only my Ova sisters but las homies, homegirls and best friends

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Best way to get rid of cramps 

is: Hot tea, water, someone who knows how to give a bomb a** massage!!

My bike is: The balance that keeps me moving.

Get to Know the Ovarian Psycos– Andi Xoch

Left Ovary–Fall 2011 Season ❤

    • Name/Alias : Andi Xoch a.k.a La Black Bird
    • Your Bici Name: Palomita
    • Born/Raised: Mexico City/ Highland Park
    • Day/Night Job(s): Silk Screen Printer/ Workshop Conductor @ Self Help Graphics/ Live Art/ Hustler.
    • 1st Ride: The 1st Luna Ride : Luna Death Ride
    • Reasons for joining: Great exercise/ friendship/ and healing
    • Worst Experience: Sister Ova Xela’s accident on the first Luna Ride was F’n scary! Reminded us that cycling is no joke !
    • What have you accomplished: Keeping our collective Strong and Growing . Hope to accomplish: Longer distance rides/ Bike Shop (mobil?) / mentoring program.

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Best part about being a muxer is Our motherly/ nurturing instincs with everything we do.

Favorite form of hydration is Coconut Juice Baby

Best way to get rid of cramps is a hot bath ,

Sade, a Joint


My Ovarian Psyco sisters
are the modern day charrass hahahaha

My bike is my weapon , my outlet, my partner in crime !