sitting ringside


We are made of fire and heavy metals—broken glass, magnetic storms, and grit.

Sitting Ringside is a new feature on Not Made of Glass where every couple of months JoAnna interviews a female ‘fighter’ to showcase why, seemingly, “average” women are heavily invested/engaged in combat sports normally dominated by men.

In each episode, we’ll learn more about what fuels these quietly focused females to hold their ground in sports like boxing, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts, Jiu-Jitsu, and weightlifting. For women on the pro or amateur tracks, we’ll get to the heart of why they do what they do.

As for the other, ‘everyday’, women we get insight into why someone who has no intention of competing for a living signs up for intense workouts, or juggling personal and professional commitments so she has a few hours every week to grind it out.

Past interviews are available in video or audio-only format on this blog, and via the Not Made of Glass YouTube and SoundCloud channels.

Most recent episode: Sitting Ringside with Christine Meizoso (Advanced Fighting Age).