Kate Morales is an artist and community organizer who calls both Atlanta and India home. Kate spends a lot of time growing food, bike riding, crafting, and building radical community education networks through the Atlanta Free School.
The Goods Carrier Bike was inspired by one element of the perpetual sensory chaos of India: goods carrier trucks. The culture of intricately painting trucks is inspired by truck driver pride in having the most souped up ride on the road. All the trucks display what to anyone outside truck driving culture are esoteric memes such as “horn OK please,” “use dipper at night,” or a more straight forward “good luck.” The Hindi on the bike says “meri Bharat mahan” or, “My India is great” and “Jai Hindustan” meaning “Long live India.”
Hosted by Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party.