Today I am joined by Latoya Shauntay Snell and Taylor Dutch to talk about the Runners Alliance. This program was launched by Runner’s World and Women’s Health to help women, and all people who experience harassment, reclaim their run. Taylor Dutch is a sports and fitness writer who plays a large role in coordinating the alliance for Runner’s World. Latoya is one of the five Runners Alliance ambassadors. She is known for her body politics activism and her popular blog, Running Fat Chef.
Discussed in this episode:
Runner’s World survey: 84% of women have faced harassment while running
“Every runner has a different experience when they step out the door–depending on who they are, their gender, where they live, their ethnicity–and it’s so important to understand that.” -Taylor Dutch
“This is the reason why I continue to advocate so hard: I don’t look at it as an option. If I have the courage and I have the power to speak up, then I may not be able to bring everyone in, but there is at least one person who’s listening. And that’s what matters.” -Latoya Shauntay Snell