An exploration of the extra load that underrepresented races and genders can carry while logging their daily mileage, specifically through the lens of two Asian-American runners.
First, through the storytelling of Victoria Lo, a Chinese American runner based in Brooklyn, NY, tells the story of a recent mid-run panic attack. Second, a discussion on the intersection of racial trauma, racial identity and running with Jenny Wang, PhD and Licensed Psychologist. Then, a breakdown and call to action on how the listener can take next steps on being an active participant in making running and the world a safer space for our AAPI community. Finally, a poem written and read by Daryl Murphy.
Meet the guests:
- Avid runner (9 full marathons, 2 ultra relays & 15+ half marathons)
- Founder of Chinatown Runners
- UI/Visual Design
- NYC Bridgerunners
Dr. Jenny Wang
- Clinical Psychologist & Speaker
- Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
- Founder of Asians for Mental Health Community
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Calls to action:
- Give yourself permission to feel
- Resources for Asian American mental health
- Asian Mental Health Collective – https://www.asianmhc.org/
- Follow Dr. Jenny Wang @asiansformentalhealth on Instagram
- Watch the Amend 6 part series on Netflix
- Follow @chinatownrunners
- Each month Chinatown Runners highlights a specific Asian-American focused organization to support, head to chinatownrunners.com/donate
- Sign up for the Running Realized Newsletter
If you take action and do one of our suggested takeaways, tell us! We would love to hear what you did, and how it changed you. Tag us in a post on Instagram or email firstname.lastname@example.org to share.
A special thank you to Daryl Murphy for sharing his poem for this episode, follow Daryl on Instagram @stretchmurphy for more about his 365+ day running streak for Miles For Justice.
Running Realized is hosted by Tina Muir and Knox Robinson. Produced by Jon Phillips. Original music, sound design, and mix by Daniel Brunelle. Edited by Gordon Bramli. Cover image created by Mari De Monte and Toby Kelleher.
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Thanks for joining us. See you on May 24 for Episode seven!