Tag: waybackandforth

  • Sportz Shortz, June 14, 2014

    Our Bi-weekly Digest of Women’s Sporting NewsWorld cup, sex workers, human trafficking, FIFA, Brazil, women’s sports, women’s health The arrival of a mega sporting event, like this year’s World Cup in Brazil, is often shrouded by the stigma of exploitation, violence, and human rights concerns surrounding sex workers and the incoming surge of international fans. […]

  • Dear Prudence: A Response to Emily Yoffe

    So maybe by now you’ve read about Emily Yoffe’s article in Slate, “College Women: Stop Getting Drunk”. The “Dear Prudence” advice columnist counsels college women to avoid being the victims of rape by staying sober. Her advice wants to sound like its warning against the perils of binge drinking; instead she’s just blaming women for […]

  • Strong Voices, Safe Bodies

    Self-Defense Skills in the Family EnvironmentDefense girl 2 When I say “self-defense” do you imagine that you should train your 18-month-old to be the next Bruce Lee? Holistic self-defense means more than physically fighting back. The core mental, verbal and relationship skills can be taught in developmentally appropriate ways throughout your child’s life, starting at […]

  • 4 Best Healthy Eating Tips for Women to Lose Weight

    When talking about weight loss and healthy eating, one can find a lot of information on the web. However, not all of these actually help. Some parts of the information provided are basically useless and would only serve the purpose of confusing you that is why you have to be very careful when choosing which […]

  • Ten Women’s Sports and Health Pioneers You Should Know

    This Women’s History Month, celebrate the accomplishments of these ten women’s sports and health pioneersRebecca Lee Crumpler, M.D.First African American woman to become a physician crumplerAfter earning her degree, Crumpler worked primarily with former slaves who could not receive medical attention elsewhere. She was as much a missionary as she was a doctor, and the […]

  • 3 Essential Things a Woman’s Diet Should Have to Achieve Fitness Goals

    Tired of getting almost no help from your diet in enhancing your fitness goals? I feel your frustrations and I would like to help you. That being said, I have come up with a list of the 5 essential things that you should incorporate into your diet in order to change your bad diet to […]

  • The Self-Defense Paradox

    Empowerment, Victim Blaming, and Feminist Models of Self-Defenseself-defense, feminism Sometime in 1988, I found my way to a bare-bones studio over a discount store in Brooklyn and the practice of empowerment-model self-defense. I was a women’s studies undergrad at the time and—although I didn’t yet identify as such—a survivor of sexual trauma. Falling in with […]

  • Friday Favorites: Summer D.I.Y.

    We love cool D.I.Y. projects; especially when they help us eliminate the need to use gross, toxic, chemical-laden products. These nifty D.I.Y.s offer all-natural options for summer necessities. real women, body positve, women’s health, women’s fitness, women’s wellness, D.I.Y. Make Your Own SunscreenNatural sunscreen combines UV protector zinc oxide with natural butters and oils to […]

  • Submission Guidelines

    ATTN: Ms. Fit Magazine is in a temporary restructuring hiatus and not currently accepting pitches for submission. We will resume considering new stories for publication in early 2016.Do you have a story you’d like to write for Ms. Fit?We’d love to hear your ideas for original feature stories. We are not engaging writers for new […]

  • Reclaiming: From A to C and Back

    Reclaiming My Body After Pregnancy and Breast FeedingThe campfire flames lit the faces of hundreds of singing campers and my head felt light amid the swirling smoke and song. I leaned into my boyfriend as he wrapped his arm around me, waking up some new feeling under my 12-year-old skin. His hand slowly made its […]