The Ovarian Psycos gear up and ride out into the night, fanning out in pairs of two, four, and six. In constant motion, cruising up and down the storied streets of Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, and Lincoln Heights, they call out to new riders to join them in a journey through the neighborhood: “Whose streets? Our streets!” Since forming in the summer of 2010 — led by activist and poet M.C. and single mother Xela de la X — the Ovas have made it their mission to cycle for the purpose of healing, reclaiming their neighborhoods, and creating safer streets for women on the Eastside. At first attracting only a few local women, the Ovarian Psycos have since become a large, ferocious, and unapologetic band of Latina heroines — a visible force in the barrios and on the boulevards of Los Angeles. “Ovarian Psycos” rides along with the Ovas, exploring the impact of the group’s brand of feminism on neighborhood women as they confront the violence in their lives.
Film CategoryLeon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Women in Film Spotlight
Local bicycling advocacy group The Monthly Cycle holds a group ride to the screening. Most of TMC's events are exclusively for women and non-binary cyclists, but all genders are welcome to join this ride. Visit the group's Facebook page for more info. Riders gather at 5:45 pm at Gelateria Del Leone, 3197 S. Grand Blvd., with roll-out at 6:15 pm.