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The equalizer is the motorcycle.
— Gina Morrill Olson, Fez Monkey's Racing

This is Fast Women. Riding, Racing, and Building from the Women Behind the Machines

An ongoing project that sets out to explore the role of women in motorsports and motorcycle culture. In a world dominated by men, women have often been overlooked, misrepresented, or objectified by the media and the industry, monetized for advertising. Even with the recent movements highlighting the women's motorcycle community, the image communicated is still in a state of flux. I find instances of woke misogyny yet committed by women, where it is becoming more acceptable when it should not be. Today there is an opportunity to redefine how women are portrayed by bringing in to focus the experiences of those changing the game and breaking the stigma. 

Through a series of photographs, video, and interviews with women who race, ride and build motorcycles, I have uncovered personal stories of passion, joy, strength, and independence. After just two years, solo journeys criss crossing the country and around my home in Boston, my curiosity for documenting the people behind the machines has exploded. What draws me in is the sense of bravery I get, an almost fearlessness, from connecting with these women who embrace life on two wheels. My hope is that my work will inspire and empower other women to live boldly.

Currently in progress collecting stories from women on wheels. Please contact me if you would like to participate and share your story.

 Getting ready for practice. The One Pro Race 2018, indoor flat track racing at Salem Indoor Speedway, OR

Getting ready for practice. The One Pro Race 2018, indoor flat track racing at Salem Indoor Speedway, OR

 Tori & Emily George of See See Motorcycles & The One Moto Show

Tori & Emily George of See See Motorcycles & The One Moto Show

 Jenny Linquist, photographer and co-founder of Pack Animal

Jenny Linquist, photographer and co-founder of Pack Animal

 Stacie B. London, TripleNickel555, working on her bike in impound at Bonneville Speedweek.

Stacie B. London, TripleNickel555, working on her bike in impound at Bonneville Speedweek.

 Vanessa #2, USCRA race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Loudon, NH

Vanessa #2, USCRA race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Loudon, NH

 Brittney Olsen in the lineup.

Brittney Olsen in the lineup.

 Crystal Giesey & Lil Blue. The Race of Gentlemen

Crystal Giesey & Lil Blue. The Race of Gentlemen

 Brittney Olsen takes off from the starting line. The Race of Gentlemen

Brittney Olsen takes off from the starting line. The Race of Gentlemen

 Hannah Lange and Brooke Chromy battle it out on a syrup-soaked track. Flat Out Friday 2018

Hannah Lange and Brooke Chromy battle it out on a syrup-soaked track. Flat Out Friday 2018

 Brooke Chromy at the starting line. Flat Out Friday 2018, Milwaukee, WI

Brooke Chromy at the starting line. Flat Out Friday 2018, Milwaukee, WI

  Zaria Martens , Women's Final Champion. Flat Out Friday 2018

Zaria Martens, Women's Final Champion. Flat Out Friday 2018

 Women's Expert Class. One Pro Race, Salem Speedway

Women's Expert Class. One Pro Race, Salem Speedway

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 Boston Moto Babes at a winter meetup. Salem, MA

Boston Moto Babes at a winter meetup. Salem, MA

 Amy Lynn and Chris Pizzo, co-founders of  Babes Bikes Beards , a community bike nite series in Boston, MA.

Amy Lynn and Chris Pizzo, co-founders of Babes Bikes Beards, a community bike nite series in Boston, MA.

 Laura Trice founder of  Atheneum Moto , Boston’s first motorcycle co-op.

Laura Trice founder of Atheneum Moto, Boston’s first motorcycle co-op.

 Brittney Olsen

Brittney Olsen

 Jen Sheets, Sheets Racing

Jen Sheets, Sheets Racing

 Karen Howell

Karen Howell

 Karen Howell and Thelma take off from the start line. The Race of Gentlemen.

Karen Howell and Thelma take off from the start line. The Race of Gentlemen.

 Stacie B. London with co-pilot Smokey. Bonneville Speedweek 2018

Stacie B. London with co-pilot Smokey. Bonneville Speedweek 2018

 Kat, pit crew of Kiyos Garage. Bonneville Speedweek 2018

Kat, pit crew of Kiyos Garage. Bonneville Speedweek 2018

 Jalika, pit crew chief and designer of Alp Racing. Bonneville Speedweek 2018

Jalika, pit crew chief and designer of Alp Racing. Bonneville Speedweek 2018

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