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On Social Sport, I feature conversations with endurance athletes of all types committed to fostering social change. The athletes I speak with on this show are climate change activists, mental health advocates, and promoters of more inclusive outdoor spaces. Through Social Sport, I share the stories and thoughts of people who explore the connection between sport and activism in their lives. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/socialsport/support

Latest Episodes

Episode 25: Therese Haiss on authentic conversation around mental health & depression, and empowering LGBTQ+ community members

Therese Haiss is a coach, runner, and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and mental health. She has recently joined the University of Toledo coaching roster, and the OUTrun community.She is a former professional middle-distance runner (Golden Coast Track Club) and collegiate athlete (University of Arkansas). By sharing her journey with depression, body image, and sexuality she hopes to help her peers navigate their own struggles and destigmatize issues that continue to reside at the core of the running community. Discussed in this episode: The term pansexual and why Therese uses this label Sports psychology as a necessary resource for athletes University of Toledo Cross Country/Track and Field OUTrun Taking time off from sport to focus on mental health and find joy Authenticity and openness Body image and distance running (Therese talks more about her journey with this on the Convos Over Cold Brew podcast) Therapy!!! It's awesome!!! Additional resources: National Alliance on Mental Illness ...

56 MIN4 d ago
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Episode 25: Therese Haiss on authentic conversation around mental health & depression, and empowering LGBTQ+ community members

Episode 24: Victoria Jackson, sports historian and former professional runner, on the deep roots of injustice in athletics

Victoria Jackson is a sports historian and Clinical Assistant Professor of History at Arizona State University. She writes and speaks about the intersection of sport and society, exploring how the games we play and watch tell us much about the communities in which we live. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Slate, Letras Libres (Mexico), Epoca (Brazil), and The Independent (UK), and she is a frequent podcast, radio, TV, and documentary film commentator.She was a cross country and track and field athlete for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and ASU, the NCAA national champion in the 10,000 meters, and a professional runner endorsed by Nike;and she is forever a runner. Victoria's writing, on topics discussed in this episode and more: LA Times: The Jim Crow divide in college sports Boston Globe: Cancel the fall college football season Slate: The decade long humiliation of Caster Semenya Independent (UK): Women's continued fight for a place in the male-dominated sporting world LA Times: Gender equity proposal for FIFA Global Sport Matters: Will Mary Cain's story of a broken running culture initiate change? Global Sport Matters: Stop penalizing female athletes when they get pregnant Two response essays to "The Starfish Girl" by Maureen McHugh: Slate: Cutting-edge medical interventions and athletes Global Sport Matters: Female athlete bonds run deep Follow Victoria: ASU webpage Twitter: @HistoryRunner Instagram: @victorialjackson Email: Victoria.Jackson@asu.edu Follow Social Sport: Instagram: @socialsportpod Facebook: @socialsportpod Twitter: @emmamzimm --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/socialsport/support

60 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 24: Victoria Jackson, sports historian and former professional runner, on the deep roots of injustice in athletics

Episode 23: Rosalie Fish on running for missing and murdered indigenous women

Rosalie Fish is a young woman from the Muckleshoot Reservation in Auburn, Washington. She is a member of the Cowlitz and Muckleshoot Tribes and a competitive runner who races for the countless missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW). In the spring of 2019, Rosalie qualified for 4 events in the Class 1B Washington State Track Meet, painted a red handprint over her mouth, and dedicated each race to a missing or murdered indigenous woman from her reservation. She would go on to win 3 events, and come in 2nd in the 4th. Rosalie has since taken her activism to the college level, as she balances school and collegiate running with traveling and speaking about MMIW and other injustices against native people. Learn more about Rosalie: Instagram: @rosaliefishx Rosalie's Ted Talk "Rosalie Fish is Running to End Violence Against Indigenous Women," Off the Cuff Also discussed in this episode: Rosalie's high school state meet dedication Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel: podcast episode on Running on Om Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 Urban Indian Health Institute study: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Restore Indigenous Sovereignty Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse edited by Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Foreword by Darnell L. Moore --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/socialsport/support

44 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 23: Rosalie Fish on running for missing and murdered indigenous women

Episode 22: Vic Thasiah on Runners for Public Lands, environmental justice, and living in community with our natural world

Vic Thasiah is a trail runner; the founder and executive director of Runners for Public Lands, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental organization; and the chair of the Religion Department at California Lutheran University. He lives with his family in, and runs trails throughout, the traditional homelands of the Chumash, also known as Ventura County, surrounded by the beautiful Los Padres National Forest, the Santa Monica Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean. In this conversation we talk about protecting those beautiful places. We also talk about the lessons Vic has learned from native runners, how all runners could and should be great environmentalists, and anti-racism in the trail running community. Vic’s words are truly beautiful and they’re not just for runners. This conversation is for anyone who want to live in community with the natural world. Follow Runners for Public Lands Website: runnersforpubliclands.org Instagram: @runners4publiclands Twitter: @vic_thasiah Facebook: Runners for Public Lands Group Also discussed in this episode: Standing Rock/Dakota Access Pipeline No Free Lunch: Trail Running and the Public Lands Debate by Mike Foot Different types of environmentalism Women as key environmentalists around the world "Mainstream" environmentalism A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety by Sarah Jaquette Ray --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/socialsport/support

60 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 22: Vic Thasiah on Runners for Public Lands, environmental justice, and living in community with our natural world

Episode 21: Ebony Blackwell on Black women in predominantly White STEM graduate programs & mother-daughter adventures

Ebony Blackwell is a mom, a PhD candidate, a runner, and an adventurer, on a journey to complete a marathon in all 50 states. Through her mother-daughter blog, “Running in the Breeze,” Ebony and her daughter, Charm, aim to inspire people to live outside the box and to show that the outdoors are for everyone. On Ebony's professional life (from UC Davis): Ebony expects to receive her Ph.D. in Education Administration from the University of New Orleans later this year. She is conducting a Phenomenological study using a Critical Race Feminism lens that explores the lived experiences of Black women currently enrolled in STEM graduate programs in order to better understand how Black women have successfully navigated various life and academic obstacles to persist in STEM. She received her M.S. and B.S. degrees in Biological Sciences from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette and Southern Louisiana University, respectively. She has 10 years of management experience, most recently at Youth Run NOLA, which aims to create and empower young leaders through running. Follow Ebony: "Living in the Breeze" Blog Instagram: @livinginthebreeze Twitter: @_InTheBreeze Facebook: @livinginthebreeze Also discussed in this episode: Youth Run NOLA Critical Race Feminism Kimberlé Crenshaw and Intersectionality Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/socialsport/support

59 MINJUL 16
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Episode 21: Ebony Blackwell on Black women in predominantly White STEM graduate programs & mother-daughter adventures

Episode 20: Kelsey Varzeas on mental health and performance psychology for collegiate athletes

Kelsey Varzeas, EdM,is a doctoral student at The Ohio State University in the Department of Educational Studies pursuing a PhD degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Her research focus is student-athlete development with an emphasis on mental health and wellness. Recently, Kelsey was a co-author for a paper titled,Compassionate Teaching During COVID-19: Key Approaches in a College Success Centerand a contributor for an oral presentation at the 2020 Applied Sport Management Association Conference titled,Realms of Stress Among Collegiate Student-Athletes. Kelsey is an instructor for the Dennis Learning Center’s flagship courseLearning and Motivation Strategies for Success in College. In her role, she incorporates mental health and well being strategies to help students determine what success means to them. In 2017, Kelsey received her Master of Education in Counseling with a specialization in Sport and Performance Psychology. Kelsey will soon be a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, which demonstrates the highest standards of professional practice for sport and performance psychology consultants.Kelsey would refer to herself as an outdoor enthusiast. She finds great pleasure in endurance running, hiking, and backcountry skiing. You can often find her lying in her hammock reading a book. In this episode, Kelsey and I go into her varied background in athletics--from her experience as a skier, Division I soccer player, and runner, her past role as an adaptive ski instructor, and her current work in collegiate athlete mental health. In the time of COVID, when collegiate athletes face large amounts of uncertainty regarding when and how their careers will unfold, Kelsey's work takes on new significance. Follow/contact Kelsey Instagram:@kelseyamabale Email: varzeask@gmail.com Also discussed in this episode: Journal of Sport Management Applied Sports Psychology Strong Runner Chicks NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walden Behavioral Care --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/socialsport/support

56 MINJUL 13
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Episode 20: Kelsey Varzeas on mental health and performance psychology for collegiate athletes

Episode 19: Jen Fry on anti-racism in athletics, and holding coaches and administrators accountable

Jen Fry is the owner and CEO of Jen Fry Talks. Jen is also a native of Arizona, a former Division II athlete, and veteran volleyball coach with over 15 years of experience at the collegiate level with coaching stints at Elon University, the University of Illinois (2011 National Runner-Up), Washington State University, and Norfolk State University. She turned social justice educator when she realized there was a need for educating not only our student-athletes of all ages, but the administration, staff, and coaches who train them through an antiracist lens on issues of race, inclusion, intersectionality, diversity, and equity. Lastly, she is working on her Phd in Geography at Michigan State University. I learned so much in this conversation with Jen--about anti-racism in athletics; taking the onus off of athletes and including coaches and administrators in anti-racism education; getting coaches to acknowledge their power; and pushing for conversations on whiteness in predominantly wh...

43 MINJUL 6
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Episode 19: Jen Fry on anti-racism in athletics, and holding coaches and administrators accountable

Episode 18: Kamilah Journét, a powerful voice for anti-racism in the running and outdoor industries

Kamilah Journét lives in Southern California and has been running for well over a decade. After finding running in junior high school, she continued to compete at the high school and college level in both Cross Country and Track. She holds a personal best of 4:51 in the mile, though she also finds herself out for long days on the trails. Kamilah is drawn to brands in the active and outdoor spaces, having worked for companies in both the running and outdoor industries. Recently, Kamilah wrote an article for the Tracksmith Journal entitled “Your Black Teammate” about her experience as a Black woman in the predominantly white space of US distance running. In our conversation, Kamilah and I get deep into this article, how brands can be held accountable to their anti-racist messaging, and even the connection between anti-racism and the environment. Read Kamilah's article, "Your Black Teammate," in the Tracksmith Journal Follow Kamilah On Instagram: @kamilahjournet On Twitter: @milahjo...

52 MINJUL 2
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Episode 18: Kamilah Journét, a powerful voice for anti-racism in the running and outdoor industries

Episode 17: Alison Wade of the Fast Women newsletter on running media and social change conversations

Alison Wade covers competitive, elite women's running through the ever-popular, weekly newsletter, Fast Women. Alison has worked in the running industry in various capacities for over two decades--from covering women's running at New York Road Runner's to coaching for various universities and high schools. Alison's newsletter and twitter feed, focused solely on the women's side of the sport, are staples in any running fan's inbox--a unique and exciting feat in sports media. Aside from her coverage of women's running, Alison is the mother of two kids and writes for Runner's World. Over the past year or so, it's been easy to perceive a shift in running media. There seems to be more of a social justice lens; more of a focus on how running can illuminate larger issues in society. I wonder: is this shift only a short-term fad? Or, could it represent a new normal? Alison talks about this social justice lens, her hopes for the future of women's running coverage, and much more. Subscribe to...

49 MINJUN 29
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Episode 17: Alison Wade of the Fast Women newsletter on running media and social change conversations

SRC Part 2 (Episode 16): Elena Lancioni, SRC contributor and public health professional, on creativity in the wellness industry

This is the second episode in the 2-part series on Strong Runner Chicks (SRC). SRC is an online community dedicated to fostering strength in the women’s running community. This organization is creating a healthier, more positive environment for women in the sport of running. Elena Lancioni, SRC contributor,is a distance-runner, public health professional, creative thinker, and advocate for feeling good in your body. She recently graduated from Indiana University with a masters in public health specializing in physical activity and behavioral social community health.Elenabelieves in creating spaces where we all can thrive by having the ability to access necessary health and wellness resources. She enjoys connecting with people and learns so much from those with different perspectives and experiences.She also enjoys practicing yoga, being creative in her spare time, and hiking any new trail she can find. Connect with Elena: Instagram: @elana.lancioni Email: elenalance@gmail.com Conne...

48 MINJUN 25
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SRC Part 2 (Episode 16): Elena Lancioni, SRC contributor and public health professional, on creativity in the wellness industry

Latest Episodes

Episode 25: Therese Haiss on authentic conversation around mental health & depression, and empowering LGBTQ+ community members

Therese Haiss is a coach, runner, and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and mental health. She has recently joined the University of Toledo coaching roster, and the OUTrun community.She is a former professional middle-distance runner (Golden Coast Track Club) and collegiate athlete (University of Arkansas). By sharing her journey with depression, body image, and sexuality she hopes to help her peers navigate their own struggles and destigmatize issues that continue to reside at the core of the running community. Discussed in this episode: The term pansexual and why Therese uses this label Sports psychology as a necessary resource for athletes University of Toledo Cross Country/Track and Field OUTrun Taking time off from sport to focus on mental health and find joy Authenticity and openness Body image and distance running (Therese talks more about her journey with this on the Convos Over Cold Brew podcast) Therapy!!! It's awesome!!! Additional resources: National Alliance on Mental Illness ...

56 MIN4 d ago
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Episode 25: Therese Haiss on authentic conversation around mental health & depression, and empowering LGBTQ+ community members

Episode 24: Victoria Jackson, sports historian and former professional runner, on the deep roots of injustice in athletics

Victoria Jackson is a sports historian and Clinical Assistant Professor of History at Arizona State University. She writes and speaks about the intersection of sport and society, exploring how the games we play and watch tell us much about the communities in which we live. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Slate, Letras Libres (Mexico), Epoca (Brazil), and The Independent (UK), and she is a frequent podcast, radio, TV, and documentary film commentator.She was a cross country and track and field athlete for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and ASU, the NCAA national champion in the 10,000 meters, and a professional runner endorsed by Nike;and she is forever a runner. Victoria's writing, on topics discussed in this episode and more: LA Times: The Jim Crow divide in college sports Boston Globe: Cancel the fall college football season Slate: The decade long humiliation of Caster Semenya Independent (UK): Women's continued fight for a place in the male-dominated sporting world LA Times: Gender equity proposal for FIFA Global Sport Matters: Will Mary Cain's story of a broken running culture initiate change? Global Sport Matters: Stop penalizing female athletes when they get pregnant Two response essays to "The Starfish Girl" by Maureen McHugh: Slate: Cutting-edge medical interventions and athletes Global Sport Matters: Female athlete bonds run deep Follow Victoria: ASU webpage Twitter: @HistoryRunner Instagram: @victorialjackson Email: Victoria.Jackson@asu.edu Follow Social Sport: Instagram: @socialsportpod Facebook: @socialsportpod Twitter: @emmamzimm --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/socialsport/support

60 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 24: Victoria Jackson, sports historian and former professional runner, on the deep roots of injustice in athletics

Episode 23: Rosalie Fish on running for missing and murdered indigenous women

Rosalie Fish is a young woman from the Muckleshoot Reservation in Auburn, Washington. She is a member of the Cowlitz and Muckleshoot Tribes and a competitive runner who races for the countless missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW). In the spring of 2019, Rosalie qualified for 4 events in the Class 1B Washington State Track Meet, painted a red handprint over her mouth, and dedicated each race to a missing or murdered indigenous woman from her reservation. She would go on to win 3 events, and come in 2nd in the 4th. Rosalie has since taken her activism to the college level, as she balances school and collegiate running with traveling and speaking about MMIW and other injustices against native people. Learn more about Rosalie: Instagram: @rosaliefishx Rosalie's Ted Talk "Rosalie Fish is Running to End Violence Against Indigenous Women," Off the Cuff Also discussed in this episode: Rosalie's high school state meet dedication Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel: podcast episode on Running on Om Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 Urban Indian Health Institute study: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Restore Indigenous Sovereignty Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse edited by Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Foreword by Darnell L. Moore --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/socialsport/support

44 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 23: Rosalie Fish on running for missing and murdered indigenous women

Episode 22: Vic Thasiah on Runners for Public Lands, environmental justice, and living in community with our natural world

Vic Thasiah is a trail runner; the founder and executive director of Runners for Public Lands, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental organization; and the chair of the Religion Department at California Lutheran University. He lives with his family in, and runs trails throughout, the traditional homelands of the Chumash, also known as Ventura County, surrounded by the beautiful Los Padres National Forest, the Santa Monica Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean. In this conversation we talk about protecting those beautiful places. We also talk about the lessons Vic has learned from native runners, how all runners could and should be great environmentalists, and anti-racism in the trail running community. Vic’s words are truly beautiful and they’re not just for runners. This conversation is for anyone who want to live in community with the natural world. Follow Runners for Public Lands Website: runnersforpubliclands.org Instagram: @runners4publiclands Twitter: @vic_thasiah Facebook: Runners for Public Lands Group Also discussed in this episode: Standing Rock/Dakota Access Pipeline No Free Lunch: Trail Running and the Public Lands Debate by Mike Foot Different types of environmentalism Women as key environmentalists around the world "Mainstream" environmentalism A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety by Sarah Jaquette Ray --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/socialsport/support

60 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 22: Vic Thasiah on Runners for Public Lands, environmental justice, and living in community with our natural world

Episode 21: Ebony Blackwell on Black women in predominantly White STEM graduate programs & mother-daughter adventures

Ebony Blackwell is a mom, a PhD candidate, a runner, and an adventurer, on a journey to complete a marathon in all 50 states. Through her mother-daughter blog, “Running in the Breeze,” Ebony and her daughter, Charm, aim to inspire people to live outside the box and to show that the outdoors are for everyone. On Ebony's professional life (from UC Davis): Ebony expects to receive her Ph.D. in Education Administration from the University of New Orleans later this year. She is conducting a Phenomenological study using a Critical Race Feminism lens that explores the lived experiences of Black women currently enrolled in STEM graduate programs in order to better understand how Black women have successfully navigated various life and academic obstacles to persist in STEM. She received her M.S. and B.S. degrees in Biological Sciences from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette and Southern Louisiana University, respectively. She has 10 years of management experience, most recently at Youth Run NOLA, which aims to create and empower young leaders through running. Follow Ebony: "Living in the Breeze" Blog Instagram: @livinginthebreeze Twitter: @_InTheBreeze Facebook: @livinginthebreeze Also discussed in this episode: Youth Run NOLA Critical Race Feminism Kimberlé Crenshaw and Intersectionality Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/socialsport/support

59 MINJUL 16
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Episode 21: Ebony Blackwell on Black women in predominantly White STEM graduate programs & mother-daughter adventures

Episode 20: Kelsey Varzeas on mental health and performance psychology for collegiate athletes

Kelsey Varzeas, EdM,is a doctoral student at The Ohio State University in the Department of Educational Studies pursuing a PhD degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Her research focus is student-athlete development with an emphasis on mental health and wellness. Recently, Kelsey was a co-author for a paper titled,Compassionate Teaching During COVID-19: Key Approaches in a College Success Centerand a contributor for an oral presentation at the 2020 Applied Sport Management Association Conference titled,Realms of Stress Among Collegiate Student-Athletes. Kelsey is an instructor for the Dennis Learning Center’s flagship courseLearning and Motivation Strategies for Success in College. In her role, she incorporates mental health and well being strategies to help students determine what success means to them. In 2017, Kelsey received her Master of Education in Counseling with a specialization in Sport and Performance Psychology. Kelsey will soon be a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, which demonstrates the highest standards of professional practice for sport and performance psychology consultants.Kelsey would refer to herself as an outdoor enthusiast. She finds great pleasure in endurance running, hiking, and backcountry skiing. You can often find her lying in her hammock reading a book. In this episode, Kelsey and I go into her varied background in athletics--from her experience as a skier, Division I soccer player, and runner, her past role as an adaptive ski instructor, and her current work in collegiate athlete mental health. In the time of COVID, when collegiate athletes face large amounts of uncertainty regarding when and how their careers will unfold, Kelsey's work takes on new significance. Follow/contact Kelsey Instagram:@kelseyamabale Email: varzeask@gmail.com Also discussed in this episode: Journal of Sport Management Applied Sports Psychology Strong Runner Chicks NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walden Behavioral Care --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/socialsport/support

56 MINJUL 13
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Episode 20: Kelsey Varzeas on mental health and performance psychology for collegiate athletes

Episode 19: Jen Fry on anti-racism in athletics, and holding coaches and administrators accountable

Jen Fry is the owner and CEO of Jen Fry Talks. Jen is also a native of Arizona, a former Division II athlete, and veteran volleyball coach with over 15 years of experience at the collegiate level with coaching stints at Elon University, the University of Illinois (2011 National Runner-Up), Washington State University, and Norfolk State University. She turned social justice educator when she realized there was a need for educating not only our student-athletes of all ages, but the administration, staff, and coaches who train them through an antiracist lens on issues of race, inclusion, intersectionality, diversity, and equity. Lastly, she is working on her Phd in Geography at Michigan State University. I learned so much in this conversation with Jen--about anti-racism in athletics; taking the onus off of athletes and including coaches and administrators in anti-racism education; getting coaches to acknowledge their power; and pushing for conversations on whiteness in predominantly wh...

43 MINJUL 6
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Episode 19: Jen Fry on anti-racism in athletics, and holding coaches and administrators accountable

Episode 18: Kamilah Journét, a powerful voice for anti-racism in the running and outdoor industries

Kamilah Journét lives in Southern California and has been running for well over a decade. After finding running in junior high school, she continued to compete at the high school and college level in both Cross Country and Track. She holds a personal best of 4:51 in the mile, though she also finds herself out for long days on the trails. Kamilah is drawn to brands in the active and outdoor spaces, having worked for companies in both the running and outdoor industries. Recently, Kamilah wrote an article for the Tracksmith Journal entitled “Your Black Teammate” about her experience as a Black woman in the predominantly white space of US distance running. In our conversation, Kamilah and I get deep into this article, how brands can be held accountable to their anti-racist messaging, and even the connection between anti-racism and the environment. Read Kamilah's article, "Your Black Teammate," in the Tracksmith Journal Follow Kamilah On Instagram: @kamilahjournet On Twitter: @milahjo...

52 MINJUL 2
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Episode 18: Kamilah Journét, a powerful voice for anti-racism in the running and outdoor industries

Episode 17: Alison Wade of the Fast Women newsletter on running media and social change conversations

Alison Wade covers competitive, elite women's running through the ever-popular, weekly newsletter, Fast Women. Alison has worked in the running industry in various capacities for over two decades--from covering women's running at New York Road Runner's to coaching for various universities and high schools. Alison's newsletter and twitter feed, focused solely on the women's side of the sport, are staples in any running fan's inbox--a unique and exciting feat in sports media. Aside from her coverage of women's running, Alison is the mother of two kids and writes for Runner's World. Over the past year or so, it's been easy to perceive a shift in running media. There seems to be more of a social justice lens; more of a focus on how running can illuminate larger issues in society. I wonder: is this shift only a short-term fad? Or, could it represent a new normal? Alison talks about this social justice lens, her hopes for the future of women's running coverage, and much more. Subscribe to...

49 MINJUN 29
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Episode 17: Alison Wade of the Fast Women newsletter on running media and social change conversations

SRC Part 2 (Episode 16): Elena Lancioni, SRC contributor and public health professional, on creativity in the wellness industry

This is the second episode in the 2-part series on Strong Runner Chicks (SRC). SRC is an online community dedicated to fostering strength in the women’s running community. This organization is creating a healthier, more positive environment for women in the sport of running. Elena Lancioni, SRC contributor,is a distance-runner, public health professional, creative thinker, and advocate for feeling good in your body. She recently graduated from Indiana University with a masters in public health specializing in physical activity and behavioral social community health.Elenabelieves in creating spaces where we all can thrive by having the ability to access necessary health and wellness resources. She enjoys connecting with people and learns so much from those with different perspectives and experiences.She also enjoys practicing yoga, being creative in her spare time, and hiking any new trail she can find. Connect with Elena: Instagram: @elana.lancioni Email: elenalance@gmail.com Conne...

48 MINJUN 25
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SRC Part 2 (Episode 16): Elena Lancioni, SRC contributor and public health professional, on creativity in the wellness industry
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