Our Bodies, Our Bikes

Our Bodies, Our Bikes

by Elly Blue, Katura Reynolds, Emily June Street and April Streeter

An homage to the classic Our Bodies, Our Selves, this encyclopedic, crowd-sourced compilation of essays, resources, information, and advice about the intersection of gender and bicycling covers a lot of ground—bold meditations on body parts, stories about recovery from illness and injury, biking to the birth center, and loud and proud declarations of physical and emotional freedom.

Includes accounts of bicycling while pregnant, tips about how to ride fast or what to wear when you need to look professional, stories of cycling with kids, biking with various experiences of gender, age, ability, sexuality, menstruation, chronic illness, an extensive and illuminating article about the vulva and contact with your bike saddle, thoughts about abortion and reproductive rights, and much more. 

There's something for everyone in here, and something to expand everyone's idea of what's for them.

Comments

Pro Women's Cycling 12/4/2015

"Because there are so many contributors, there’s a range of tones and voices, and it’s the perfect thing to dip in and out of, although I found every time I read one piece, I’d have read 4 more before I realised! It’s got humour, anger, practicality and a sense of the ridiculous in the pages, with happy illustrations all through it."

http://prowomenscycling.com/2015/12/03/gift-ideas-for-cycling-fans-2015-books-calendar/

Bikeportland.org 12/1/2015

"The book is full of essays by women willing to delve into the most intimate parts of their lives as openly as if they were knocking back a few beers with their girlfriends....I’ll be stocking up on copies to use as gifts for all my girlfriends’ birthdays, bachelorette parties, and baby showers." —Bikeportland.org

avatar nicole sullivan 2/24/2012

this is a beautiful & thoughtfully put together zine--

really enjoyed the pieces 'biking to the birth center' & 'sex goddess on two wheels'

highly recommended!