Ayesha McGowan, also known as A Quick Brown Fox, is the first mainstream African-American female pro cyclist. And she’s racing for more than just podium spots…it’s about #RepresentationMatters. As the saying goes, just showing up is half the battle, but in her case, being present means having a presence that other people of color can relate to. She lets them envision themselves on the starting line, in the peloton, and, occasionally, on the podium.
In this episode, we talk about why representation, diversity and inclusion matters. Not just in cycling, but of course that’s our focus. It’s a great conversation, and an important one that we hope you’ll listen to all the way through…and then share it with as many friends and cyclists as you can.
If you’re looking for a broader context (and some wildly different attitudes) on awareness, diversity, inclusion, gender and more, she recommends following Ellen Noble, Amanda Batty, and The Brown Bike Girl.
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