As a WTF in the 21st century, I sometimes take for granted the paths that have been paved for my bike and I; and I'm not just talking about bike lanes and paths. The advocacy work to create bike friendly cities deserves a round of applause, but that is a subject for another day. I specifically wish to reference society's mindset about women/trans/femme individuals and their bikes. Second wave feminism, gender-bending, queer theory, these have all played their part in how I can be in society today. Throw in the empowerment of a bicycle, the freedom it gives, and you have a whole new recipe for awesome WTF. Or at least I thought it was new.
Maybe I'm the only one who goes about life thinking I'm a "21st century-er," riding my bike where I need to go and making a place for myself on the streets, but maybe there are others out there who feel this way too. For those of us who, like me, are less in tune to the history of it all, I present to you Annie Londonderry.