W O M B T A N G
They’re tossin’, they’re flossin’, their style is awesome...
WOMB TANG CLAN AIN'T NUTHING TA F^©K WIT.
Reba, Ronnie, Anthea and Celine: that’s who I’m talking about. Four sisters (from different misters) doing it for… well… other sisters, actually. Sisters suffering from endometriosis to be precise.
But on top of being four awesome ladies, they also ride motorcycles. From all walks of life and seriously varied upbringings (including Anthea’s childhood on a dairy farm driving tractors and quads) they began riding for different reasons.
Celine "Moody-Mole" Okada rides a VTR250 she has lovingly dubbed The Black Sheep. Her inspiration for riding was one we can all relate to: the freedom.
Ronnie "Mini-Mole" Holland burns around on her Yamaha XT660X . “I was exposed to a variety of cars and a few types of bikes from a young age, but it was the joy of riding that really took hold”, she tells me.
Reba Moyes (aka Marga-Reba) is currently living in the Netherlands. She temporarily traded her motorised wheels for the leg powered version (when in Amsterdam!) but has since caved and bought herself a Suzuki SV650, The Red Rocket. Back home in Sydney she has a Ducati Monster. Suffering from FOMO (as most of her friends rode, she saw how much fun they had) she knew she'd love it. It was also a clever plan of spite-after-an-ex that encouraged her to get her licence. Needless to say, when she did, he came running back...
Anthea "Manc-Mole" Wright currently rides The Silver Bullet (also a VTR250), but grew up around all sorts of high-powered machinery. “I can find city life quite uninspiring sometimes and riding makes it more fun and most importantly, I get to see more of the outdoors!”
Since coming together as mates and all getting their licences, they’ve taken a tonne of riding adventures together throughout Australia, America and Europe which, of course, I’ve enviously followed on Instagram (they take mean shots of smoking tyres and highway fires).
What impresses me most about this gang of gals is the underlying purpose of the Womb Tang Clan... Collectively, they printed a small run of t-shirts and donated 20% of the profits to EndoActive, a not-for-profit charity committed to raising awareness of endometriosis. Remaining profits went back into the kitty for future projects, more quirky merchandise and for donating to other charities that support and actively empower women.
Buy a tee here and help a lady out.
First featured on In Venus Veritas. Words + Images by LUCIA.B. Copy edit by Jo-Ann McEwan