Mar 26, 2021
*Note* This episode was recorded before the mass shooting in
Atlanta. At Running For Real, we stand against the racism
towards Asian American Pacific Islander communities that has
risen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carolyn is Taiwanese-American and grew up in Houston, Texas after
her parents immigrated to the US. During much of her childhood she
struggled with navigating the different worlds of being Taiwanese
and American. She’s now a mother, dietician, runner, and creator of
the Instagram page,
which features stories of runners who are of different cultures. We
also talk deeply about how we can do our part and begin to
How we can create a world that is stronger and inclusive not only
to skin color, but of cultures, traditions, age, genders, and so
Carolyn shows us that in running and in life we can all be more
inclusive to people who are different than us, because that’s the
beauty of being human.
“And so if this virtual space can be even just a place where
someone can feel like they're not alone… I want
to continue to exist as a safe space for people to feel seen
and where they can connect with others who who are like them and
hopefully help expand and broaden people's worldview.”
— Carolyn Su
In this episode we cover…
Growing up navigating two different cultures
and American) and what she experienced as a child going to school
and feeling out of place and different.
The history of the treatment of Asian cultures in the United
States. It’s important to understand the history so we can
understand what is going on today, and how we heal.
The importance of normalizing conversations about mental health and
the impact on relationships.
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Thank you to Carolyn, we look forward to hearing your thoughts
on the show.