Jacqueline Alnes has lived in Alaska, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Indonesia, North Carolina, and Oregon, but feels most at home when running long distances. She is a former Division I Cross Country athlete and once ran a marathon by herself in 3:15:07 as a means of celebrating her birthday.
Currently an Assistant Professor of English at West Chester University, Jacqueline earned her MFA from Portland State University and her PhD from Oklahoma State University. Jacqueline wakes up at 4:44 each morning to write about her obsessions: running, high-carb veganism, ultramarathoners, and fruitarian YouTube stars. Her essays have been published by The New York Times, Guernica, Iron Horse Literary Review, Tin House, Women's Running Magazine, and elsewhere. She won runner-up in the 2017 Black Warrior Review Nonfiction Contest judged by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, and she writes a regular reading list column at Longreads. Jacqueline is working on her first book, a memoir of running and neurological illness.
In this episode, with dive into Jacqueline's work elevating female athletes' stories through TinyArt, her writing on neurological illness, and more.
Longreads Column: https://longreads.com/author/jalnesrun/
Also discussed in this episode:
"A Runner's Mysterious Illness, with her Dad by her Side," NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/well/live/runner-cross-country-mysterious-illness.html
The Brave Like Gabe Foundation: https://bravelikegabe.org
Lindsay Crouse: https://www.nytimes.com/by/lindsay-crouse
Jacqueline's first Alysia Montaño art: https://www.instagram.com/p/BnQ7w6fldgA/
Jacqueline's Gabe Grunewald art: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwjkyHABj0U/
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