PETROLETTES IN HISTORY: Bessie Coleman
Bessie was the world’s first African American woman pilot, and the first African American to earn an international pilot’s license. Born in January of 1892, she entered our world with an innate yearning to “amount to something,” no matter the odds stacked against her. And those odds stood substantially against her, both as an African/Native American and a female of the South before the era of Civil Rights in America.
Be Your Own Knight.
When life is a series of dualities, yin and yang, good and bad, loss and gain, how do you navigate the world under such grounding circumstances? Reflecting on a tough start to 2016 and a life flipped on its proverbial head... IVV has become a safe haven of inspiration, creativity and unwaivering support.
LAS MARIAS MC: Mexico
If you haven't learnt of Las Marias MC, the all women club gracing the streets of Mexico City, then let us enlighten you. Their catch cry is also a call for freedom where they feel stronger and safer on amongst the chaos of Mexico City roads when they're together but also, and perhaps more to the point of their pursuit for freedom is in the boldness in which they express themselves. Their club titles also come with alter egos that heighten their passion for riding and the individuality it affords. There is no specific bike type, for the Marias their club is about riding and standing stronger together.
We Are The Earharts
I had grown up idolizing women, like Amelia [Earhart], that had infiltrated male-dominated fields, all while preserving their femininity. She was a pilot, a record-breaker, a fashion designer, an author, and much much more. But little did I know that the concept was groundbreaking in itself in context of our society. I just thought they were rad people doing rad things, and it was even cooler that they looked like me. I grew to aspire to be just like them.
JODIE: By the Seat of Her Pants
While studying a multi-media degree in Adelaide, Jodie would head to a nearby airport to unwind, finding inspiration away from her daily life by watching the small planes come and go. However, it wasn’t until the airport's owner encouraged her to get her license that she realised this is something she could actually do.