Apart from designing custom bikes, Terry has also tackled poorly-conceived bicycle saddles that causes soreness in the genital region, a.k.a. “soft tissue pain.” Her Liberator X saddle, which is part of the MoMA store pop-up, features a cut-out design that eliminates pressure on sensitive tissues and improve ventilation. “The funny thing is that when we went to our manufacturer in Italy, they laughed at us,” she tells Quartz. “But within a year, they were making saddles with holes in them under their own line.”

Reflecting on her career, she’s buoyed by the passion around fostering female insight today. “I think women, more than ever, want to see women in the business of doing this kind of thing,” she says. “It’s important that women are designing for women because maybe we know a little bit more about our needs than men do—not to put them down. It’s just more real coming from a woman.”

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