Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Herstory Hustle SHEnanigans

Pepe's Veggie Mex Bistro
Photo: Amber
If you didn't make it to the Sheclismo Herstory Hustle, you missed out on some fun SHEnanigans. The Herstory Hustle was inspired by last year's Girly Hustle but with a focus decidedly more important: Women's History! Pepe was gracious enough to let us start the hustle at his restaurant: Pepe's Veggie-Mex Bistro where hustlers could find nourishment (they were going to need it). Hustlers were supposed to come prepared with their own barbie or doll of some sort.  Upon arrival at Pepe's,  hustlers were directed to a table of supplies where they had to adorn their dolls with necessary items for the expression of their "Inner Divas."  At 8pm they were on their way to the first checkpoint.

Photo: Amber
Photo: Amber

At each checkpoint a different activity was waiting including 'Butch Bingo' (a game centered on hustler's knowledge of the LGBT community and equal rights),  bra burning, a visit to the Pain Cave and a Women's Herstory quiz.

In the Pain Cave, participants hopped on a bicycle and trainer for a much dreaded hill climb as Sydney pushed them to their limits. "Aunt Flo" (aka, Gina) was on stand-by administering a shot glass full of boozy inconvenience as she saw fit.

The Women's Herstory quiz was prepared by the lovely Diane.  This quiz was 2 full pages of multiple choice and short answer questions. The questions were not easy.  The best score of the night was 18 out of 25.
Photo: Amber

Upon arrival at the end point (O'Roarke's, as usual) hustlers' times were recorded, dolls were placed in the diva's lounge and hustlers were photographed with the CycloFemme Pledge to inspire women to ride!

Photo: Amber

Special Thanks to all these people who helped out with the hustle: Megan, Sydney, Ryana, Gina, Amber, Diane, Elisabeth and Pepe!

And Here's a little clip of part of the hustle in action. Thanks to Aaron Chambers for providing it!

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