Don't Cry for Jill Abramson: She Is Literally a Fighter

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Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson finally reemerged on Thursday after she was unceremoniously fired from the paper she served for three years.

Ambramson's daughter uploaded this picture to Instagram Thursday afternoon showing her mom in a boxing gym wearing a tank top, tattoos showing, with boxing gloves laced up. She looks ready to brawl: 

The picture was a fantastic way to respond to the media coverage surrounding her exit from the top of the Times — an exit that was clearly not her idea, and that had lots to do with the way she handled herself within the boys club at the executive level, and not her accomplishments  — considering the two sides agreed to not comment on the terms of her departure

But the former editor won't be silent for long — Abramson is also scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Wake Forest on Monday, an appointment she confirmed Thursday. “I cannot think of a better message for the Class of 2014 than that of resilience,” Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch said in a statement Thursday. “Jill Abramson’s accomplishments speak for themselves, and I am confident she will have an inspiring and timely message for our graduates.”

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