Respectful Running: “I am blind, please go around me”

Ableism consists, in part, of discriminatory behaviours where people without disabilities view themselves in positions of power, superior to individuals with disabilities (Goodley, 2014). In the disability research world, there has recently been a call to adjust ableist rhetoric in physical activity guidelines and promotion (Smith et al., 2021). Current physical activity messaging includes phrases […]

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Running through the Six: How the Design of the City Unconsciously Impacts Running

If you lived in Toronto circa 2005, you may recall there was a race put on by Nike. The race, runTO10K, had a playful marketing campaign pitting each neighbourhood against each other in friendly competition.  Smart quips centring around smack-talking the usual stereotypes of that neighbourhood were the focus. Gibes like: “Nice outfits, Rosedale, but […]

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