Kamilah Journét lives in Southern California and has been running for well over a decade. After finding running in junior high school, she continued to compete at the high school and college level in both Cross Country and Track. She holds a personal best of 4:51 in the mile, though she also finds herself out for long days on the trails. Kamilah is drawn to brands in the active and outdoor spaces, having worked for companies in both the running and outdoor industries.
Recently, Kamilah wrote an article for the Tracksmith Journal entitled “Your Black Teammate” about her experience as a Black woman in the predominantly white space of US distance running. In our conversation, Kamilah and I get deep into this article, how brands can be held accountable to their anti-racist messaging, and even the connection between anti-racism and the environment.
Read Kamilah's article, "Your Black Teammate," in the Tracksmith Journal
On Instagram: @kamilahjournet
On Twitter: @milahjournet
Also discussed in this episode
Connection between climate change and racism:
If you're less familiar with this topic, here is an article to start with: "Unequal Impact: The Deep Links Between Racism and Climate Change" by Beth Gardiner
Intersectional environmentalism and @greengirlleah
Kamilah on The Morning Shakeout Podcast
Kamilah's recommended reading: Toni Morison
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