I Am A Community Organizer, And I Ride

More awesome stories from our And I Ride campaign! We are seeking to put a face on cycling in support of a legislative campaign that we are working on this year. You can read the rest of these great stories here.

We are still accepting entries, so be sure to read below to find out how to send in your story.

Our next story comes from Aisha.

 

Where I Ride: Everywhere I have to go and daily from Jamaica Plain to Dorchester for work 
How Often I Ride: Every single day that I’m healthy

My Story:

I’m a Community Organizer in Dorchester working with an amazing organization called Close To Home that works to build strong communities to prevent domestic and sexual violence. While we believe that direct service and shelters are necessary we also believe that we have to work to stop abuse and change social norms that allow abuse to be accepted in our society and communities. I’m a resident organizer working with neighbors and their family members and friends to strengthen our community (Fields Corner) and strategize ways to bring community members together and build relationships among them. Relationships are important for broaching difficult topics like domestic and sexual violence and for educating and raising awareness.
 
I ride a 2008 Schwinn Madison fixed gear. My bike is my most valuable material possession. It’s my exercise and my transportation. It helps me feel like part of the environment around me and I’m always happy when I get to work. It definitely helps me unwind and helps me face the day with happiness. I wish everyone I knew could experience the pleasure of riding a bike everyday. Needless to say, I love my bike

Thanks Aisha!

We want to hear your story. Tell us about yourself and how bicycling is a part of your life. Just copy and paste the form below into an email, fill it in, and send it to shane@massbike.org.

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Where You Ride:
  • How Often You Ride:
  • Your Profession/Relation/Title (lawyer, nurse, Grandma, son, etc):
  • A picture of you on your bicycle, or you in your daily life (be sure we can see your face):
  • A paragraph or two about your life and your bicycle:

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