Episode 25 / Yatika Starr Fields

Grounded with Dinée Dorame · Episode 25 – Yatika Starr Fields (Osage, Cherokee, Muscogee Creek), Painter/Muralist & Ultrarunner “It goes back to my family and having an enrichment in my culture…knowing that I’m a part of rhythm. When we dance, my feet touch the same ground. I dance hard in ceremonies, and I’m going to…

Episode 24 / Rebecca Mehra

Grounded with Dinée Dorame · Episode 24 – Rebecca Mehra, Olympic Trials Qualifier & Oiselle Athlete “Being at the Olympic Trials the past ten days…it could’ve gone so many ways but no matter what, the people I’m surrounded by…my partner, my family, my coach, my team. They have made all the difference.” Rebecca Mehra is…

Episode 23 / Billy Mills

Grounded with Dinée Dorame · Episode 23 – Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota), 1964 Olympic Gold Medalist in 10,000m CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of Indian residential schools, assimilation,ongoing harm, physical abuse. We discuss Indian residential boarding schools between 19:00-23:00 minutes in this episode. — “The biggest lesson that running has taught me is to find your passion….

Episode 22 / Ashleigh Thompson

Grounded with Dinée Dorame · Episode 22 – Ashleigh Thompson (Red Lake Ojibwe), Archaeologist & Trail Runner “What I’ve learned as I’ve grown older is how interconnected our wellness is…I’m trying to lead a life where wellness is centered– mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. These things make us who we are and impact one another.” Ashleigh…

Episode 21 / James Ro

Grounded with Dinée Dorame · Episode 21 – James Ro, Co-Founder of the Atlanta Run Club “[My parents] were able to run this race ahead of me and pave the way. I’m able to now pick up the mantle and run my own race, in a sense. I feel such gratitude in being able to…

Episode 20 / Alison Mariella Desír

Grounded with Dinée Dorame · Episode 20 – Alison Mariella Desír, Director of Sports Advocacy at Oiselle “Every run I take now is an exploration of my body and myself…it’s a reminder of how powerful I am. Running remains this discovery of myself and what I can do.” Alison Mariella Desír is a runner, mother,…

Episode 19 / Jinghuan Liu Tervalon

Grounded with Dinée Dorame · Episode 19 – Jinghuan Liu Tervalon, Advocate, Marathoner & Brooks Runfulness Project Runner-Up “The Asian-American population is severely underrepresented in media. It’s only through well-rounded storytelling that you fight this stereotype…there is such diversity within the community.” Jinghuan Liu Tervalon is a Chinese American advocate, marathoner, and mother who can…

Episode 17 / Starla Garcia

Grounded with Dinée Dorame · Episode 17 – Starla Garcia, Registered Dietitian & Olympic Trials Qualifier “It is so healing when people get back to their ancestral foods…those are always going to give us much more connection, not just to ourselves but when we’re out there, we’re going to feel more like ourselves. And that’s…

Episode 16 / Brandon Dugi

Grounded with Dinée Dorame · Episode 16 – Brandon Dugi (Diné), Outdoor Photographer & Trail Runner “[Running] helps me explore. It helps me go out and see different places. I can go on a 15 mile long run and go down some cool canyons and into rivers, you’re seeing stuff that nobody else gets to…