Ousted New York Times editor Jill Abramson may be out of a job, but she ain't moping about it. On Thursday, her daughter, Cornelia Griggs, posted on Instagram a photo of Abramson wearing boxing gloves next to a punching bag. The best part (besides everything about it)? She used the hashtag #pushy, which is how, according to The New Yorker, the New York Times top management characterized her.
The image shakes up the narrative unfolding around Abramson and her former colleagues, which many have called "humiliating" for her. This Instagram photo single-handedly shatters the image of a defeated, dejected, humiliated Abramson, and conjures to mind the strong, accomplished woman that she is.
"Jill Abramson shed the power to manage the New York Times yesterday — and that is some huge power," Rachel Sklar wrote on Medium. "But she didn’t shed HER power. She walked out of that place with a tremendous record and the capital she had built in the job she loved."
Sure, Abramson may not have been in full control of the narrative, but she's certainly not contributing to the sad ending that the world is expecting of her.
So now that we know she has an aggressive side — and possibly a lethal one-two jab-right cross combo — let's uncover some other amazingly badass facts about Jill Abramson.
1. She Has a New York Times Tattoo on Her Back
Sure, it's probably a little awkward to have that thing now, but the woman was at the newspaper for more than 15 years. Instead of a negative reminder, we bet she sees the tattoo as a reminder of all her accomplishments, which is a lengthy list.
She also has tattoos of a subway token and the letter "H," which represents her alma mater, Harvard, and her husband Henry's name.
2. She Survived Being Hit by a Truck
In 2007, Abramson was hit by a truck at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and 44th Street. Probably thinking to herself, "There's no way in hell I'm going to die in Hell's Kitchen," Abramson survived the incident, and within weeks was vetting stories and taking conference calls from her hospital bed.
3. She Made the NYT a Ton of Money
Despite the newspaper's rapid decline in the digital age, the Times have remained surprisingly robust under Abramson's reign. In the first quarter of the year, the publication received a $22 million operating budget on $390 million in revenue, which was a 2.6 percent increase from a year ago, including a 3.4 percent increase in ad revenue.
4. She Hitched a Ride in the Back of a Pick-Up Truck at This Year's SXSW
I rest my case.
Images: Instagram/Cornelialg, nytsxsw.tumblr.com, Flickr/Canadian Pacific, Flickr/401(K) 2012