About the Strong Athletic Nonbinary Crew Neck Muscle Tank
The Inspiration Behind the Design
Strong Athletic created this design for all of the members of our community, all of the athletes and people who are active and who also want to tell the world that they are gender non-conforming. The only thing challenging about this design was what it would actually look like. Some people felt represented by the nonbinary flag, others by the trans flag, while others didn't feel connected to either. Some people use the hyphen in non-binary, others drop the hyphen and keep it as two separate words while others use a single nonbinary all as one word. Some use gender non-conforming and others use ENBY. The thing that seems to bring everyone together is that you don't have to go by anyone else's rules and that you get to identify as you please, which is the spirit of the design.
If you're wondering what took Strong Athletic so long to make this design, the reason is simple really. The founder of Strong Athletic, Nadia Kean, never actually created the first design, her friend Cristen Perks did. Cristen had heard Nadia call her teammates a "fine group of strong athletic women" a zillion times and so she finally put the three words "Strong Athletic Woman" on a shirt and gave it to Nadia as a gift. Moving forward, people wanted to wear Strong Athletic, but not everyone identified as a woman and so they requested that designs be created that were not dependent on gender. The designs "Strong Athletic Sk8er" and "Strong Athletic Queer" were a result of these requests. When Strong Athletic started to get requests for a "Strong Athletic NonBinary" design we were happy to add this to our lineup, but we simply needed to sort out what it would say to be the most inclusive.
We decided on a tank top that is an all gender design with bold black ink letters that say "Strong Athletic Nonbinary". Thank you to everyone who has helped make this tank possible and come to fruition.
One of the reasons we're so excited for the release of this tank is because a portion of the profits from every shirt will be donated to Pull for Pride. To learn more about Pull for Pride or to make a donation directly to their amazing organization, click here.