WATCH: Women on wheels
MANILA, Philippines – There are not enough women on wheels.
It's a shame since history has no lack of role models.
On October 20, 1895, Annie Londonderry was the first woman who biked around the world. "I am a journalist and 'a new woman,'" she wrote, "if that term means that I believe I can do anything that any man can do."
Today, though we have more women taking on the road to cycle, they are still seen as somewhat of an oddity in a male-dominated and auto-centric society.
But the few who do are proud of their mobility. These women are road #SHEroes.
The presence of women cycling on the road not only encourages more people to bike, it also brings different issues such as safety, fitness, and environment into everyday conversations.
Women on wheels symbolize courage and empowerment. For them, changing your lifestyle means changing the world. Get to know your road #SHEro and what she fights for through cycling. –
This video was produced by singer-songwriter Nityalila Saulo in celebration of Women's Month. Saulo is also a producer for Dakila. - Rappler.com
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