*Note* This episode was recorded before the mass shooting in Atlanta. At Running For Real, we stand against the racism towards Asian American Pacific Islander communities that has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carolyn is Taiwanese-American and grew up in Houston, Texas after her parents immigrated to the US. during much of her childhood she struggled with navigating the different worlds of being Taiwanese and American. She’s now a mother, dietician, runner, and creator of the Instagram page, @diversewerun which features stories of runners who are of different cultures. We also talk deeply about how we can do our part and begin to heal. How we can create a world that is stronger and inclusive not only to skin color, but of cultures, traditions, age, genders, and so much more.

Carolyn shows us that in running and in life we can all be more inclusive to people who are different than us, because that’s the beauty of being human. 

“And so if this virtual space can be even just a place where someone can feel like they’re not alone… I want @diversewerun to continue to exist as a safe space for people to feel seen and where they can connect with others who who are like them and hopefully help expand and broaden people’s worldview.” — Carolyn Su

Listen to the Running for Real Podcast here:


Apple (iTunes) Podcast | Sticher | Castbox | Overcast | Spotify | Google Play | iHeartradio |

In this episode we cover…
  • Growing up navigating two different cultures (Taiwanese and American) and what she experienced as a child going to school and feeling out of place and different. [08:30]
  • The history of the treatment of Asian cultures in the United States. It’s important to understand the history so we can understand what is going on today, and how we heal. [27:30]
  • The importance of normalizing conversations about mental health and the impact on relationships. [1:02:38]
Resources + People mentioned

Thank you to my wonderful sponsor Momentous, insidetracker, And athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Running for Real Podcast.

 

Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost…but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep. 

Go here and use code TINA for 20% off.

 

 

Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Gone down a lot of avenues but not really finding clear solutions? That is where Insidetracker can come in for you. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all. I have trusted this company for years to help me show where I may be lacking and or if I just need a few tweeks here and there. I count on Insidetracker to help me decipher the science behind it all.

Go here to get 25% off as a special for Running for Real listeners on their ENTIRE store.

 

Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. Just to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to make and it tastes good as well. I used this for my prenatal and I am still using it while breastfeeding.

Now you can get up to a YEAR supply of Vitamin D3 and K2 for free with your first purchase of  Athletic Greens through my podcast. Visit here to learn more!

Thanks for listening!

We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:

  • Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on TwitterFacebookInstagram
    • If you are struggling through something a guest mentions, chances are, others are too, and you will help them feel less alone
  •  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player
    • Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people

Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here.

Thank you to Carolyn, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

, , , , , , ,

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.

Menu