Ovarian Psycos Present: The Tender Gender Bender Ride! This Sunday, November 24th!

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Is gender just a matter of being male and female? Is gender only about the way you look or dress? Is it about how you see yourself and how it affects you? Is it socially constructed by the capitalist system to create a gender hierarchy? 

Join Las Ovarios del Barrio this month as we explore these questions and more!!!

During this months all gender ride the Ovarian Psycos invite you to come and explore the spectrum of gender. We will touch on the basics of:

*gender identity
* gender as a social construction
*patriarchy & colonialism as they relate to gender politics
*how to be an ally to folx with who’s identity lies outside the gender binary (societies definitions of masculine & feminine)

This workshop will be mostly activity and discussion based. We want to create a safe space for folx to share and learn. Therefore, we encourage everyone to come with an open heart and open mind. Bigotry and oppression will not be tolerated.

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Meet up: 12:30pm

Location: Sycamore Grove Park near the Ramona Hall Community Center (off the Southwest Museum Goldline Station)

Ride out: 1:00pm

Destination: Corazon del Pueblo ( 2003 e. 1st st. Los Angeles 90033)

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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)

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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. ♥
(www.ovarianpsycos.com)

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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)

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 Psyco Cycles’ Bike Brigade Is the Best Thing Ever” – according to JEZEBEL!

Whoa whoa! Thank you everyone for all the support thus far! We’re just a small collective of only 8 now attempting to create a world where “womyn of color are change agents who maintain and create holistic health within themselves and their respective communities for present and future generations”

Here’s a post that JEZEBEL put on their website earlier today!

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The all-woman, mostly Latina Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade is “both an answer and a challenge to the aggressive male biking culture” in Los Angeles. Fuck yes.

Evelyn Martinez grew up with a mother who told her it wasn’t safe for women to ride bikes. Now, she leads the Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade, which defies both car culture AND macho bike culture. The nine main members are mostly 20 something Latina nonprofit workers who organize a monthly women’s “Luna Ride” during the full moon. Is this a dream?

To read the rest of the article, click HERE!!!

Ovarian Psycos in the LA TIMES!

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Growing up, Evelyn Martinez’s mother didn’t want her to ride a bike.

“She thinks it’s not safe for women to be riding late at night, and cars are dangerous too,” Martinez said.

Moreover, her mother told her: “Bicycles are for men.”

But after a chance meeting last year, Martinez joined an all-female, predominantly Latino cycling group that is both an answer and a challenge to the aggressive male biking culture. Like men’s bike crews, it defies L.A.’s monolithic car culture with an in-your-face ethic, reflected in its name: the Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade.

The group says the name “is a play on words intended to be playful and simultaneously create some sort of acknowledgment/acceptance/pride in one’s historically oppressed body.”

to read the rest of the story, click here: HERE! 

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

Tod@s Somos Palestine – Ride & Film.

406805_439330409464180_1516952146_nOvarian Psycos present…
YOUR BLOOD IS OUR BLOOD: TOD@S SOMOS PALESTINA!!
Co-Ed Ride Solidarity Ride & Film Screening of Occupation 101
Sunday – December 23rd
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Join us in STANDING UP by riding in solidarity with our Palestinians kin who are currently resisting occupation and colonization!
—> THIS IS A CO-ED RIDE <—
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Recent violence in Palestine has motivated us to create a ride in solidarity!We will be discussing what we can do here in the U.S. to help the Palestine Israeli conflict. We may not be there in person, but our power as consumers goes a long way.

We will meet up at Central Park in Pasadena on Raymond Ave (near gold line station) and riding to Corazon del Pueblo to watch Occupation 101, an informative film on conflict.

Meet up: 5:00
Discussion begins at: 5:30
Ride out: 6:00pm

Film: 8:00

*Even if you DO NOT ride – you can still join us in watching the film at Corazon Del Pueblo

*The space asks for a $2-$3 donation however no one is turned away for lack of funds

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For the Ridazzz:

– Please bring WORKING bikes
– Make sure you put air in your tires and shit, too!
– LIGHTS! It get’s dark out their y’all – daylight savings ya know?
– We sure as hell don’t want no one dehydrating (even though it’s
prolly gna be pretty cold) so drink water!
– Because it’s gna be really cold – BUNDLE UP! Layerssss!
– Remember, keep an open mind and open heart – if you
don’t….you’ll see!
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