Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is around the corner. BUT don’t feel pressured to participate in a heteronormative, cheesy, Hallmark Holiday.
BE YOUR OWN DAMN VALENTINE!! And join The Ovarian Psycos in some acts of self love!
We will be showing ourselves some love by connecting with our spirits, our bodies and the earth in a Radical Uterus Health workshop by Mama Maiz Doula & Herbal Services!!
——————— Meet up Location: Coyolxauhqui Stone ( Miller & City Terrace Dr. Los Angeles 90032)
Meet up time: 7pm
Ride out: 7:30pm
Destination: Centro de Comunicación Comunitaria (1214 e. 1st st Boyle Heights, 90033) ———————– This workshop presents a sacred moment for you to connect with your body and to Coatlicue (our mother earth). The earth gives us life, in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the medicine we take. It is essential when taking from the earth we do it only with respect and always give something back. That could be in the seeds we plant or the water we give to nourish the earth, also creating a relationship with the plants they will soon enough begin to communicate what they need. We come from the earth and keeping a connection is essential in creating a healthy way of living, physically and spiritually. I will inform you on 3 herbs that can nourish your body. My intention is to inspire the idea of bringing herbs back into our daily routine while taking a moment to connect with our bodies using herbal medicine as our ancestors did. These 3 herbs focus on our center energy as womyn and we will take this moment to share our stories in a safe & sacred space. We will discuss any concerns or ask any questions we might have regarding our wombs along with other healing exercises. I hope with sharing my knowledge you will then feel empowered and create a better relationship with yourself and the earth.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS RIDE IS FOR WOMYN, WOMYN IDENTIFIED, QUEER, TWO-SPIRITED, TRANS, GENDER NON CONFORMING INDIVIDUALS!!!!!
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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– 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.”
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.
Are you tired of going to Critical Mass rides and feeling outnumbered by the testosterone energy??
Do you ever wonder what it would look like if the script was flipped and you found yourself engulfed by what seemed like an endless sea of wombyn and wombyn identified folx on bicycles, chanting, and riding and together howling at the moon?
If this sounds like you… hit us up! We are currently looking to form a Clitoral Mass committee with sisters that are down to help organize LA’s first ever CLITORAL MASS RIDE!
Honoring wombyn cyclists everywhere.. together reclaiming the night, reclaiming our streets..
while also celebrating:
OVARIAN PSYCOS 2YR ANNIVERSARY!!!!
for those interested in being part of the organizing committee
email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
WE’RE MORE THAN A BIKE KREW.. WE’RE A MOTHER LOVIN’ MOVEMENT ♥
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!
We will be riding to one of our favorite community spots (also where we had our 1 year anniversary) SOLIDARITY INK!!
We will ride to the community space and watch a short film called: Corazon Del Tiempo – A story of a revolutionary Zapatista muxer forging her way through the struggle (film is in Spanish, however it WILL have subtitles)
We will also have a sister from A.R.M.A speaking to us about the current delegation to Chiapas.
We are workin’ like psycos to finish settin’ it up to make a very special ride for the beginning of 2012, so hold on to your ovaries and stay tuned! – ♥
It’s that time of the month again, ladies! Ovarian Psyco’s present: December Luna Ride! This month’s Luna ride will be dedicated to ALL the females in the world – for we all are goddesses and we sometimes forget that. At our destination, we will discuss 2011 and what we expect for next year and shake off all the bad energy.
MEET @ 6:30, ROLL OUT PROMPTLY @ 7:00pm
Starts @ CAL STATE LA STUDENT UNION — 5154 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032
Ends @ TIERRA DE LA CULEBRA PARK IN HIGHLAND PARK
6.5 MILES! Remember it’s not a race, but there is a pace!
REMINDERS:– Knowing the strange weather lately; ladies please bring jackets, scarf’s and all that good stuff. – WORKING bikes: we never leave anyone behind but please, be courteous and have bikes ready to go at departure time – Lights! It gets dark ladiesss! – Helmets if you have them! Safety first – Water, does the body good – Last but not least, your good spirits ♥ SEE YOU SATURDAY NIGHT!