They say no pain can equalise child birth. But, fighting the judgemental society and breaking the shackles of stereotypes that bind us women added to childbirth is a crazy combination. Meet Jacqueline George a mother of two and a biker by passion.
Words like passion, desire and excitement still exists in the books of bold and confident mothers today. From raising her beautiful daughters to follow their dreams Jacqueline is what you call an idol wife, mommy and yes a crazy biker.
Sharing with us her quirky tale of how it all began, Jacqueline recalls, “My love for motorcycles started in a very young age when I was obsessed with seeing my dad riding his bike. I’d slowly sneak out with his Lambretta and eventually I did get caught but my dad always asked me to follow the safety norms. My then boyfriend and now husband had a Road King and I used to ride that as well. He did try stopping me but I did not budge.”
Just like any mother when a family life kicks in, out goes their passion and goals. They channelise all that energy into building a family and so did Jacqueline. She says, “Once I got married and began a family I gave all my time into raising my two lovely daughters. Once they knew to fend their way after 23 years I began to ride again.”
Jacqueline is now part of a riders club called Bikerni which has several women bikers on the club. Taking baby steps onto a fast-lane to her passion she went on a solo ride to Mahabalipuram and intends to do a lot more. She opines, “I am 44 years old and by the time I hit 50 I want to finish a solo half-way-through-India trip. I strongly believe that for a woman there is never an age limit, she will do what she wants to do and that’s how it is supposed to be.”
By being one of the coolest moms Jacqueline is the perfect new-age mommy. Speaking about how to raise daughters right she says, “I urge mothers to first understand their daughter and give them the liberty to explore their fullest potential. Our times were different, where we were bound to societal norms, but it doesn’t have to be that way anymore.”
Explaining what parenting actually means she shares her personal scenario, “Both my daughters have been my greatest support. And this is vice-versa, they both have unconventional passions like my elder daughter Samantha loves mixology and even attended a course in Thailand for the same. My younger daughter Vanessa recently came up with a passion for being a bouncer, my husband and I did sit her down and gave her our opinions and we discussed the pros and cons but we still supported her.”
It’s never too late to have a bucket list she says, “I have finally made a bucket list of my own that I know I will finish. The one that tops the list is a world tour and an all India bike ride. Having a bucket list makes me ambitious and I suggest every woman has one. There is no need for us to pretend in a way to fit into this misogynistic society. People are going to speak anyway so the best thing to do is to shut them out because it’s you and your life and no one has a say in it.”
She concludes, “I believe that the more we abide to these absurd and irrational norms the more they push us into succumbing to it. I am a dare-devil and I will always be one and there’s nothing that can stop me from doing what I want and this is how it’s meant to be.”