Tag Archives: Women

Dream weaver

I don’t know what it is about Fridays. I came home from work late yesterday, choked up, and without my cherished hand-woven socks. Scott knows the full story, but essentially I had my heart broken after spending time with a young woman at the library. Aboriginal, alone, from Manitoba, possibly pregnant, and a painful experience […]

What to buy a Gasoline Gypsy?

Perhaps some of my readers are looking for Christmas gift ideas (hi mom and dad, and Scott!)? Well, as a Librarian I highly approve of the Icelandic tradition called Jolabokaflod, or the “Christmas Book Flood.” In an article by NPR, it is explained that on the eve of December 24th everyone in Iceland gives each other […]

Brujas, a stone mason, and authenticity

Lately I’ve had a few friends send me links in regards to the Brujas, with features from Vogue to the New York Times! I’ve been following them for awhile, and the thought of this crew of primarily Latina and Black female skateboarders in New York, articulating many of my thoughts from my decade-old thesis paper […]

Letters to the Editors Launch

Just over a month ago in Berlin, my friend Anna Szaflarski launched a book featuring a collection of writings from her self-published journal called Letters to the Editors. My essay on the desert mothers “Women in the Wilderness” was included, and now she’s coming to Vancouver to do a second book launch. So, May is looking pretty […]

New heroes – Jutta Kleinschmidt and the Dakar rally racers

I’ve been trolling the internet for some time gathering rad vintage photos of women ripping on their motorcycles or working on motorbikes. I generally try to avoid posed photos unless I’m feeling fairly confident that the woman in the photo owns it. So, when I was exploring a wikipedia entry of the epic Dakar rally […]

MYSTERY VINTAGE LADY BIKERS – PT. 2

It’s been awhile since I posted some of my favourite finds from my Pinterest page (see Part One here). So here is another batch of ruling mystery biker ladies from back in the day! I like the “Queen and King” seat in this photo, since it’s obvious that this bike is hers! It’s definitely from […]

The Two Patriarchies, and Why Skateistan Rules

On International Women’s Day I noticed on my Facebook newsfeed a lot of celebration of women from developing countries, and countries that have had a history of oppressing women. The photos show women who have raised themselves up and rebelled for the sake of their daughters and sisters, and taken on daring roles in their […]