Thursday, March 27, 2014


wow...I am so glad that I Facebooked/Tweeted/Blogged about the lame article from SELF MAGAZINE digital version yesterday...based on the thousands of blog hits, replies to all the posts and tweets about it--
I am guessing that SELF magazine won't run this in the print edition!

THEY DON'T HAVE A CLUE as to how appalling their BS is...

if you have no clue what I am talking about, here:

What is actually really disgusting about this who debacle, is how they OBTAINED the images of these two fabulous woman RUNNING IN THOSE TUTU's.

Guess what?? This is how--

SELF magazine after the magazine solicited their business, GLAM RUNNER, for photos of runners in tutus. They were disappointed and shocked after the photos they provided to the magazine were used as part of a feature of things SELF Magazine considers "lame". 

FROM GLAM RUNNER Facebook page:
Excited to see our tutus in SELF Magazine ... but shocked to see that running tutus are classified as lame. Especially considering the fact that this picture is from last year's LA Marathon when Glam Runner founders Tara and Monika ran together as superheroes ... because Monika was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and was running a marathon in the middle of a year of chemo.

The magazine Editor, Lucy Danziger is even MORE LAME!!

Here is her "apology" on the GLAM RUNNER Facebook page in the comments of a post talking about how SELF used the images and their "Lame" label--

Really?? TUTUs make you FASTER??
And I don't care if you support "pink ribbon" anything...the fact that you would use something as simple as wearing a tutu while running and label it LAME is insulting. 

WHY IS IT SO HARD to UPLIFT AND SUPPORT women who are getting out and getting  moving? Regardless of size, shape or what you are wearing? How does this encourage people to get healthy and have them embrace a fit life?

From a magazine that worships celebrity, overpriced fashion, airbrushing the models to an unrealistic body size and perpetuating an image of unattainable beauty to a population of women who already struggle enough with self image?


I did see that NBC in San Diego, CA caught light of this story and they have shared it!!


So I encourage you to 




Let' show our SUPPORT for Glam Runner and send messages that are positive and encouraging. 
I cancelled my subscription to SELF and will instead spend that money on a new TUTU.

I'd love to see you TWEET yours TUTU pics!! 


Relentless Forward Commotion said...

I tweeted this post. I have never been a fan of this and other similar "fitness" magazines (I want to read about fitness, not 45 ways to kiss your boyfriend to make him swoon, but I digress), but now I'm really glad I do not subscribe. A magazine about bettering your "self" that makes fun of and tears down other women? Shame on you Self Magazine.

Unknown said...

EXACTLY Heather!!

fancy nancy said...

Do they not know who their readers are? Well they lost a reader in me...bad move Self!

Lisa@RunWiki said...

Nice work Jen! After seeing your blog post, I did what I could to spread the word. Although the apology from the editor is great, I think the magazine needs to take it step further and eliminate that feature article altogether. Love what your doing for the ladies at Glam runner!!

Shannon said...

Shame on them! No one actually believes that the tutu skirts make them run faster, that's absurd. But maybe they do foster community, awareness, support, fun and camaraderie. That's anything BUT "lame".

Ridiculous "article", and the "apology" doesn't even specifically apologize for calling it "lame" but defends the post as though they were actually reporting on NEWS that tutus make you run faster. They say "defending a claim".....give me a break. Defending it from who, all the women who like dressing up and running races? Or the people who don't?

Running With The Girls said...

Awesome post!!!

Unknown said...

Sad what SELF magazine is portraying to the female audience. Attacking other women for being happy and at peace with their bodies.
I never look at these magazines for all the reasons you posted.