Naked on the Edge: a Motorcycle, a Goddess, and a Journey (Around India)
The story of a solo, five-month and 6,717 mile journey on a “man’s machine” in a country where women don’t travel alone. Along the way, I encounter culture clashes, crashes, misunderstandings, and a shooting. As a woman alone it could be scary, but I was also privy to parts of India most travelers never experience. A young Gujarati family made me an “honorary member” on Brother Day, a band of hijras accosted me, slum children welcomed me into their huts, and I fell for a young restauranteur in Goa. I also hit a boy on a bicycle outside Madras, stirring the villagers to a near riot. Naked on the Edge takes readers into the homes and hearts of Indians as well as shows them what it’s like for a woman to travel alone in a world made for men.