Exploring the stories of women who live by a ride-or-die philosophy

[VISUAL ART] BMX Rider

By Quentin Vercetty

By Quentin Vercetty | @Qcetty

[Editor’s Note: Quentin Vercetty is The Ride or Die Project Blog’s  guest male contributor for the month]

This image was inspired by BMX champion rider Domanique Daniels and by the Sin City comic character Gail (who is played by Rosario Dawson in the film). I wanted to combine these two fearless lovers of a thrill into one form and thus I came up with this imagery. It’s dark and gritty but has a hint of sassiness and allure to it. This is meant to speak to the ready to die for what one loves aspect. This is often seen as a male trait or type of attitude which is why I had the adinkra symbol duafe which means wooden comb in the akan language of West Africa and it symbolizes beauty and feminine goodness.

By Quentin Vercetty

By Quentin Vercetty

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