My Work - Writing
Well + Good - The Importance of Black Spaces in Wellness
RUNGRL.co - How Male Allies Can Help Women Runners Stay Safe
"For many Americans, decisions around wellness and self care include whether they prefer taking a spin class or doing yoga, or which facilities have classes to best fit their schedules. Their pursuit of fitness and being “well” could be viewed as a casual endeavor. For Black people, however, choices around health and wellness are quite literally life and death."
"In January, we re-ignited a conversation around running safety for women here at RUNGRL. We knew, from past research and personal experience, that running alone can be downright terrifying for women.
When we asked the RUNGRL community through our Run Safe 2020 Survey how they felt about running solo, the responses we received made it overwhelmingly clear that this is something that women runners think about All. The. Time."
RUNGRL.co - Natasha Hastings: Championship Beauty
RUNGRL.co - Iron Deficiency a Concern for Black Women Runners
"On the track, Natasha Hastings is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and World and U.S. National Champion. But off the track, she’s also a stylish and savvy businesswoman with her own mink lash business; and charity organization, Natasha Hastings Foundation.
Despite a packed schedule of training, entrepreneurship and life, she is able to manage it all with grace and eye-catching style."
"From hair care issues to time management, Black women runners have many concerns. These unique concerns around the relationship between our health and our lifestyles are often quite different from those of other ethnicities and genders.
This means that when we have a Black-girl-specific health and wellness concern, it may seem that no one around us can relate. As a result, when things don’t feel quite right, potential problems can go unchecked."