One Runner of Color’s Internal Monologue

“When will I access that high?” Many runners have asked by themselves this issue, but as actor and storyteller Christopher Rivas highlights in his quick movie Head on a Swivel, not all runners have equivalent access to that emotion throughout a operate. The video presents the thoughts and emotions of just one runner of colour, as told by means of Rivas’s internal narrative on an common jog: the anticipation of racial profiling, the panic of social interaction, and the concern of unjust retribution. “I developed this piece in reaction to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery,” Rivas states. “I puzzled if disappearing into a runner’s high is at any time genuinely doable when the entire body of colour often has to retain their head on a swivel.” Rivas’s monologue in the movie thoughts which spaces are harmless and which “normal” acts are actually harmful, but closes with a message of persistence and defiance: he retains managing.