Therese Haiss is a coach, runner, and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and mental health. She has recently joined the University of Toledo coaching roster, and the OUTrun community. She is a former professional middle-distance runner (Golden Coast Track Club) and collegiate athlete (University of Arkansas). By sharing her journey with depression, body image, and sexuality she hopes to help her peers navigate their own struggles and destigmatize issues that continue to reside at the core of the running community.
Discussed in this episode:
The term pansexual and why Therese uses this label
Sports psychology as a necessary resource for athletes
University of Toledo Cross Country/Track and Field