Previously the editor had released a feminist/Riot Grrrl zine called Pretty on the Inside, co-edited with a friend. The two editors drifted apart and many of Moshpit's editor's ideas had changed since then, so she decided to start her own zine. She writes, "I'm still not completely sure what the purpose of Kindergarden Moshpit will be, I'm not aiming for anything specific. Maybe its a search to "find myself" or some shit like that. Who knows".