Reading a submission from Cyclista Zine, Issue 1, by L. Kling we’re reminded of the importance of recognizing the land that we ride on, who has access, how we ride, and how we connect to larger communities to achieve liberation for all.
Fall 2019, Issue 1
“This first issue cover is inspired and dedicated to cycling’s unsung hero, Kittie Knox. As a young mixed race Black woman, Kittie began to making headlines in her hometown of Boston, showing up to races in homemade tailored suits while most participants had expensive, specialized clothing. Knox soon took home a first prize and was bolstered to attend the League of American Wheelmen’s national event in Ashbury Park, NJ. The only problem is that Kittie was absolutely not welcome. The League had recently passed the color bar, saying that only white people could join the organization. But Kittie showed up anyway, turned heads, made her mark, and changed bicycling forever.”
Cyclista Zine is a collaborative zine, made up of submissions and documentation of cycling stories and intersectional feminist and DIY culture. It acts as a printed guide, with writers and artists submitting tutorials, stories, and advice for feminists wanting to shred the patriarchy.
From podcasts, zine workshops, editorials, and campaigns, Cyclista Zine is unapologetically disrupting the cycling industry.
Cyclista Zine is run by zinester Christina Torres and celebrates intersectional feminism through zines, live events, workshops and more.
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