Alison Mariella Désir – Podcast Episode 16

Episode 16 is available on Apple, Spotify, Anchor and other podcast platforms.

Alison’s nickname is Powdered Feet, which comes from the Haitian Kreyol, which describes a person so active that you never see them, just the footprints of where they’ve been in powder.

Named by Women’s Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and the world, and by The Root 100 as one of the most influential African Americans ages 25 to 45. Alison is a mom, endurance athlete, activist, entrepreneur, writer, speaker, author and mental health advocate, who is passionate about community, mental health and fitness.

Her impact on community and culture is wider then just running.

There’s so much that’s she’s done, that we could of spoken about. However for this interview, I focused mainly on her recent article titled “Ahmaud Arbery and Whiteness in the Running World’’ for Outside Magazine which I’d recommend everyone to read.

This article covers the division of race within the running community, and it has resonated with so many and myself.


Instagram: @alisonmdesir


She is hosting a series of free virtual fitness and mental health dvents called Find Meaning Through Movement. To sign up, click the link.

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