What are you fighting for?
When heard initially, the word “fight” may prompt visuals of violence, gore, or an old 90s action flick. But the word speaks to so much more. It’s mental, emotional, it’s universal and when said it can be felt by all.
For too long, the idea of fighting was seen as solely masculine, building a multitude of social constraints that discouraged women from participating in combat sports and while these constraints have slowly been lifting, they still exist.
One of the many pillars supporting and fueling the women of women in combat sports is none other than Reese Lynn Scott, owner of New York City’s first women’s only boxing gym, Women’s World of Boxing.
Check out Part I of this two-part mini-series and stay tuned for the follow-up.
Special thanks to Reese Lynn Scott (@reeselynnscott) and Women’s World of Boxing (@WWBOXNYC).
Producer: Goldyn Belgarde (@goldynmma)
Visuals: Jesse Vargas (@vargas.visuals) x Zaire Ivey-Bracco (@chiefivey)