SHE FIGHTS FOUNDATION
“What if girls didn’t question their strength?” This is the driving philosophy behind
She Fights Foundation’s Youth Boxing Program, which offers free boxing lessons to girls ages 14 to 19 from low-income neighborhoods in NYC. Not a teen? She Fights has also created Feminist Fight Club as a means to build community around women fighters, encouraging them to hit back against the sexism and misogyny that run rampant in the ring, to show up for one another, and to support women in combat sports looking to make it to a professional level. Contact sports changed everything for me when I discovered them in college. Now that my knee won’t let me play rugby anymore, I’m thrilled to find an organization pushing women to be the strongest versions of themselves, whether it looks “cute” or not.