Welcum 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
– All Is Well Son
– Blind Owl
– Xela De La RemiX: https://www.facebook.com/CihuatlCeMusic
… and dance tunes by DJ Val
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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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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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THE TIME HAS CUM! Ovarian Psyco-Cycles has FINALLY put our merch up on Etsy!!!!! Shout out to our ah-ma-sing models: Imelda, Shamir, Andi Xoch, Dalia, Evelyn, Joan 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!
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:
PLEASE NOTE: THIS RIDE IS FOR WOMYN, WOMYN IDENTIFIED, QUEER, TWO-SPIRITED, TRANS, GENDER NON CONFORMING INDIVIDUALS!!!!!
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
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AshElvira is left/right Ovary for the Winter season!
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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!
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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
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.
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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 !