About this episode
Alison is a mother, activist, community builder, and athlete. Alison is also a new author of the book “Running While Black”.
In this episode we talk about:
- Alison’s new book: “Running While Black”
- creating diversity and belonging in the running community
- running for social justice and representation
- being the “only one” and feeling different
- mental health struggles and running
- sponsorships, self-advocacy, and representation
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Buy Alison’s book today at http://alisonmdesir.com/book
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