For blogger/vlogger and motorcyclist Brittany Hughes, it was important to send a message.
The 28-year-old from Douglasville, Georgia, has only been a motorcycle rider for 3.5 years after getting into it in September of 2017 as a way to share experiences with her husband. But, according to Brittany, “I immediately fell in love with motorcycles, and I ended up riding more than my husband!”
Her specific motorcycle-based vlog – BrittBraap – was actually started after a very serious accident. While riding in the Blood Mountain area near Blairville, Georgia, her front tire washed out in a tight turn after it hit some oil, and she went down hard.
“I suffered multiple fractures in my thorasic spine, one requiring aftermarket part installation (T7-9 are now fused, with rods and screws),” she told us. “I began vlogging my recovery story, struggles and objectives, and posted them on my YouTube channel in hopes I may encourage women to return to riding after an accident: If I can do it anyone can.”
She does a nice job with many of her videos on her Youtube channel, but one that caught our eyes from earlier this year is entitled, “5 Things Women Motorcycle Riders HATE! PLEASE MEN STOP!!”
“I created this specific video after hearing many women riders concerned about how they’re treated in this male-dominated industry,” she told us this week. “We are too often not seen as equals in this sport – either talked down to, or not at all! I had hoped to share our struggles to enlighten anyone in the industry who is willing to watch, and to let other women riders know they’re not alone.”
It is posted directly below. She’s got many other interesting videos that are worth a gander: Here’s a link to her Youtube channel. We wish her the best.