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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 and hotrod culture. In a world dominated by men, women have often been overlooked, misrepresented, or objectified by the industry. Even with the recent movements and support within the community, I find instances of woke misogyny yet committed by women, where it is becoming more acceptable. 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, I have uncovered personal stories of joy, passion, and independence. In just two years, solo journeys criss crossing the country, my interest for telling the stories of the women behind the machines has grown tenfold. So much so that I am now part of the story learning how to ride with a vintage bike of my own. What inspires me is the sense of bravery I get from connecting with these women who embrace life on two wheels or four. My hope is that my work will inspire and empower other women to live boldly.

If you would like to share your story, please contact me.

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, moto-photographer and co-founder of Pack Animal

Jenny Linquist, moto-photographer and co-founder of Pack Animal

Anjul / Kiki

Anjul / Kiki

Emily, founder of CarKrush a women’s car club in Portland OR.

Emily, founder of CarKrush a women’s car club in Portland OR.

Lisa English ripping down the beach in her V8 #603.

Lisa English ripping down the beach in her V8 #603.

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.

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

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

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

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

Shaina Pugner, The Race of Gentlemen 2019.

Shaina Pugner, The Race of Gentlemen 2019.

Brittney Olsen

Brittney Olsen

Kat, pit crew of Kiyos Garage. Bonneville Speedweek 2018

Kat, pit crew of Kiyos Garage. Bonneville Speedweek 2018

Jen Sheets, Sheets Racing

Jen Sheets, Sheets Racing

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

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

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.

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

Rachel Cravens, Boston MA

Rachel Cravens, 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.

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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.