I am so proud to be a part of a new effort called Ms.Fit Magazine. Ms.Fit is an unapologetically feminist, queer-friendly health and fitness magazine for women of all colors, shapes, sizes and lifestyles. Along with some wonderful women, I've been working on the magazine, and this past Saturday it launched so you can Read it NOW! And you should! Go check it out!
Here's our manifesto, penned by the brilliant writer and MsFit, and our editor-in-chief, Kathie Bergquist.
If you’re sick of mainstream health and fitness magazines that front like they are all about you looking and feeling great but never make you feel great because nobody in their pages actually looks like you, and you can’t afford all the fancy gadgets they say you need to be a whole new you, and what’s wrong with the you who you already are, and not every woman who is interested in an active, healthy lifestyle is white and straight and rich and skinny, and you believe that living consciously includes being conscious of the world outside of the yoga studio, and that our wellness also depends on the wellness of the earth and all of her people, if reproductive rights are human rights, and all girls and women deserve access to healthy food and active play, and strong women kick ass; if you think that, in a world where women and LGBTQ folks are shamed about who they are, about who they love, about liking or disliking sex, about liking food, about their bodies, about their addictions and their recovery, and where access to health care is used for political leverage or considered governmental benevolence instead of a fucking basic human right, and you’re looking for a community of like-minded people: girls, women, young, old, queer, straight, trans, cis, nerds, jocks, dykes, foodies, feminist men, grannies, tweens, who recognize that being strong and healthy is an act of political defiance against those who would like to see us weak, and that we all deserve the right to thrive in all of our fierce, beautiful manifestations, then you are a Ms.Fit. Claim it.