Anonymous asked: How do you deal with the constant objectification and questions as to whether you're "really a cyclist" or "really a messenger" because you present femme?
I love this question! Although it’s an easy place to go in my head, I can’t get too concerned about what other people think. Where people are willing to cut me short because I’m a female who cycles, there are a lot of people who also give me extra credit. I think it really evens out in the end. I’m young, happy with my body, and love what I do. There will always be haters and people willing to question my integrity. The only thing that matters is that I’m honest with myself. I don’t feel the need to fight for my integrity. I just like to post about my world. If people want to question that—it’s their burden.
Anonymous asked: What is your sexuality?
Okay so this guy just got hit by a car his bike is pretty messed up. He’s okay but his hands are bloody from falling. There were witnesses and it’s definitely the drivers fault. The cops are trying to arrest him for throwing his bike after the guy hit him. What’s wrong with this picture? #nypd #bicycle #nyc #fixedgear #messlife #bikelife
Anonymous asked: Your life makes me happy
Thank you! You’re amazing :)
Today started off cold! My gloves were still wet from the rain last night so my hands froze 5 minutes into my ride and I could have ice skated over the Williamsburg Bridge at 7am (there were actually a couple inches of ice/frozen rain up there).
I got out of work early and had the best vietnamese spring roll. I gave my college hockey sweater to a chilly homeless man and then I found a dollar on my way home. It looks like things are warming up!
muszeresz asked: hi, do you really work as a bike messenger?
I started picking up shifts last summer. In the fall, I almost simultaneously got hired as a personal trainer and went temporarily blind in my left eye and started losing my vision in my right eye. I don’t know why, but I continued to cycle everyday; although 8-hour shifts weren’t viable. My vision is almost back to normal so I’m working with the new Uber messenger service (UberRUSH).