Nelly aka “Star Lady”

Nelly, Soweto; aka “Star-Lady” is a single mom with two boys, she is a female biker that rides under the Hoodratz motorcycle club, with “Bonolo” her beloved Harley Davidson.

After enduring her parents’ unpleasant divorce as a child, she learned from a young age to be independent and to work hard for everything in life.

By living her philosophy, she wishes to pass these values onto other woman in her community. She started a small all-female motorcycle group, which go on regular “breakfast runs” and discuss issues that affect them as woman and encourage one another to empower themselves, she believes biking provides her and others with a sense of belonging whilst increasing their confidence as woman, riding in a group as she says is always better than riding alone.

Joburg Style Photo Essay

This gallery forms part of a photo essay that I did for the Joburg Style Magazine. To view the other wonderful persons I photographed please click here.

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