FLY LIKE A GIRL
The Story, The Stickers, The Patches
This is my original sketch from the summer of 2019. I was an Instructor Pilot in the T-38C at the time, so I took a picture with my helmet on, and quickly sketched up the idea. This sketch turned into the PVC patch you see below. I chose the phrase "fly like a girl" because similar phrases are used all the time, and they are almost always synonymous with "worse." This patch takes back that phrase and repurposes it. Yes, I fly like a girl, girls are awesome!
The Original Patch
This "Fly Like a Girl" patch was originally planned to be a one time production for the AETC Women's Fly-in that year. However, once the patches were handed out - they took off! Over the years, I received lots of requests to make additional versions of the patch; versions that matched the diversity of women in aviation. Being a full time Air Force pilot, I did not have the time to create and fulfill all of the orders that would go with this task. That was until recently, when the Women's Initiatives Team reached out...
The New Patches
Representation Matters! You can't dream to be something that you don't know exists... So I made three new patches in order to better represent the spectrum of diversity within the aviation community! The Women's Initiatives Team have been instrumental in bridging the gap between my ability to create them and getting them into people's hands.
How To Purchase
Head over to the Women's initiatives Team's Website (linked below) to purchase a 5 pack of "Fly Like A Girl" Stickers. PVC Patches of each ethnicities will be available in the new year - check back in for updates!