In her new book and upcoming Crosscut/KCTS 9 series ‘Out & Back,’ the Seattle outdoor activist shares her running journey.
by Caroline Gerdes
(This article originally appeared in Crosscut and is republished here under an agreement.)
In Alison Mariella Désir’s new book, Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn’t Built for Us, Désir discusses her physical journey as a runner, running as activism, and how the sport saved her life.
Continue reading Alison Mariella Désir on Reclaiming Space and ‘Running While Black’ →
by Johnny Fikru
First things first: Rest in Power to Ahmaud Arbery. With news of the verdict that the perpetrators of his murder will be held accountable, I am so grateful that Wanda Cooper-Jones, Arbery’s mother, has received Justice for Ahmaud. While I never met the Brother, we shared things in common: both Black men, both in our mid-20s, both runners.
Continue reading OPINION: Running While Black Forever →
by Glenn Nelson
The whole thing just kind of snowballed on Ron Chew — the book writing and the running. One day revealed to him a rapturous synergy. He realized that the running — the moving — jarred things in his brain: memories, organization, solutions.
Down the home stretch of completing his book, Chew vowed to run 10 miles. Every morning. Every day, until his book was finished. One day he surmised that 10 miles was so close to a half marathon, he increased his mileage. And then he determined he should do them at a swifter pace.
Continue reading Unforgotten Seattle: Journalist, Museum Exec, and Runner Ron Chew Finds Heroes of Seattle’s Unforgettable History Amidst Everyday People of Color →