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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

It is 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 being communicated is still in a state of flux. Today there is an opportunity to redefine how women are portrayed by bringing in to focus the experiences of those changing the game. 

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.

This page will be updated as the project progresses and as I work through the video footage. Please contact me if you would like to participate!

 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, See See Motorcycles & The One Moto Show

Tori & Emily George, 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 

 Crystal Giesey & Lil Blue, The Race of Gentlemen

Crystal Giesey & Lil Blue, The Race of Gentlemen

 Brittney Olsen in the lineup at The Race of Gentlemen

Brittney Olsen in the lineup at 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

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

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

 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

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

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

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

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

 Boston Moto Babes at a winter meetup. Salem, MA

Boston Moto Babes at a winter meetup. Salem, MA

 Karla

Karla

 Rachel & Chrissy, leads of The Boston Moto Babes

Rachel & Chrissy, leads of The Boston Moto Babes

 Melinda, The Distinguished Gentlman's Ride Boston 2016

Melinda, The Distinguished Gentlman's Ride Boston 2016

 Sara Francello. The Race of Gentlemen

Sara Francello. The Race of Gentlemen

 Jen Sheets, Sheets Racing

Jen Sheets, Sheets Racing

 Lindsey. TROG West, Pismo Beach

Lindsey. TROG West, Pismo Beach

 Brittney Olsen

Brittney Olsen

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