You probably know more than a few women working on motorcycles and cars, getting their hands dirty just like the rest of us, so why not give them the recognition they deserve? The Kneeslider gets a lot of military readers, too, and I know there are some women wrenching on trucks, tanks and jets out there, how about signing them up? Sarah Lyon Photography has a project under way to photo some of these women at work.
The project intends to give positive representation of women working in the non-traditional labor field of mechanics. The possible type of mechanic includes, but is not limited to: automobile, motorcycle, helicopter, army vehicle, bicycle, scooter, etc. Sarah plans to travel around the country on her 1978 Yamaha motorcycle to shoot the photographs during the summer of 2006, to prepare the calendar for a 2007 release.
This calendar will offer an alternative to the typical shop calendar to show women can work in this field like any other. If you know of a woman with a wrench that might like to participate, let her know about this. I bet some of our female readers here at The Kneeslider would be perfect! I think it’s a great idea. Now if they can get Jessi from Xtreme 4X4 TV …
Link: Sarah Lyon Photography