A project manager, and part-time DJ, media editor. She entered the world of motorcycles completely independently and she wants to empower more people from all parts of the world to feel included and represented within the biking community. Her dream is to one day embark on a world motorcycle trip starting in Korea. She is passionate, a beautiful writer, and doing her part to create an inclusive biking community.
What’s your name and where are you from?
How tall are you?
My height is 5 ft 4.
What bike do you ride? And how many years have you been biking?
Why did you choose this bike?
I knew right off the bat that I didn’t want to initially invest in a new bike after having such little seat time. I don’t have motorcyclists in my life and have never sat as a passenger. I got to handle a motorcycle for my first time during the motorcycle safety class I took last summer, and I certainly noticed my learning curve in comparison to others who had sat on bikes before. Although I completed the course and got licensed on a 500cc, I wanted to continue practicing my skills on a smaller machine with the intention of upgrading as my skills improved. I picked up my CMX with custom build ideas in mind so this is a project bike that I’ll be modifying on my own.
What inspired you to get your license?
What do you most love about motorcycling?
What were your biggest challenges with motorbiking?
I’ve come to deeply appreciate the satisfaction of embarking on my moto journey independently. But it’s also been my biggest challenge. I’ve been relying heavily on the internet and have successfully found answers online through various social media platforms and forums. No matter how frustrating researching the internet can feel at times, I’ve never felt like throwing the towel in and forfeiting. My learning journey has been an incredibly rewarding experience that feels spiritual in a lot of ways. Since motorsports and wrenching are male-dominated, I’ve enjoyed going against gender norms with all the other strong & independent women who are proving they can accomplish anything by themselves. I encourage women to go for it regardless of if they know other riders or have any prior experience. You’ll most likely end up surprising yourself if you just do you.
I share an honest perspective of my learning journey on my “motogram” @dame.rider 🙂
Have you ever been on an epic motorcycle tour? If yes, where did you go? If No, is there one you dream of doing?
What do you do when you are not biking (work, hobbies)?
Is there anything you would want to change within the Biking Community?
(Bonus Question) How might we be able to accomplish this type of change within the community?
Finally, what advice would you give to someone starting their motorcycle journey?
Knowledge is power! Here are some book recommendations to elevate your vibrations in the New Year:
“We Should All Be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“On Intersectionality” by Kimberle Crenshaw
“How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi
“White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo