About the Strong Athletic Grown-Ass Woman District Fitted Muscle Tank
This design is printed in white ink on a black District Muscle Tank. The front of the tank says Strong Athletic Grown-Ass Woman and has the Strong Athletic logo, the back of the tank has the Strong Athletic logo. If you've worn other Strong Athletic tanks before, be sure to look at the sizing for this one, as it's might fit a bit different than your other tanks depending on the brand that you own. This design was created by Nadia Kean. The Strong Athletic logo was created by Angel Ortega of Garzig Design. This shirt was printed at a small, low-scale, local shop in the US.
We created this tank for all of the strong, athletic, grown-ass women in the world who know that it's important to be great at what they do, and it's also important to be strong, athletic and take care of yourself. Here's to you!
To read the origin story of Strong Athletic click here.
In 2013 Nadia Kean, owner of Strong Athletic, started her apparel company with her token shirt "Strong Athletic Woman" because she wanted to be a walking billboard to teach the world that it was inappropriate to call her a "girl". She wanted to help to make the word "woman" an everyday descriptive word used to describe adult females. The shirt was in essence a protest to adult women being infantilized and called "girls", while their counterparts were referred to as "men" or "guys".
That was Then, This is Now
In 2018, it is becoming more and more clear that the world does not respect women as a gender, as a voting group, as a movement. Women are still told to stand down, wait for their turn, speak when spoken to and that their safety is unimportant. Women are told that their most horrifying experiences never happened or that they happened because it was their fault. Women are paid less, expected to raise their country's next generation, yet we still remain the "second sex".
Women in Sports
In athletics it is no different. Girls are treated differently on the field and in sports than boys. Few girls play sports beyond high school. Even fewer play sports after college. Most elite female athletes will never see the pay in their lifetime that a minimally skilled male athlete will make in a season. The justification is that women's sports are unexciting, less aggressive and they do not deserve the coverage of men's sports.
Naturally, I'm Over It, I Bet You are Too.
Many women feel that they need to obtain permission. They feel this way in their jobs and they feel this way in their hobbies. In roller derby, some skaters feel that they need permission to play the sport. For what ever reason, they have been made to feel that they are unequal to their teammates, that they don't belong, that they should hang up their skates. At Strong Athletic we believe that this is a travesty and we just want to say this: You are a grown-ass woman (or human) and you do not need permission.
If you're on social media, and take photos in your new Strong Athletic Grown-ass Woman tank, please tag us so we can see what you're up to! These are the tags we use for Strong Athletic #strongathletic , #strongathleticgrownasswoman These are some other tags we like a lot: #grownasswoman , #womeninsport , #strongwoman , #strongwomen