One Runner of Color’s Internal Monologue

“When will I reach that large?” Many runners have questioned by themselves this problem, but as actor and storyteller Christopher Rivas highlights in his quick film ‘Head On A Swivel,’ not all runners have equal accessibility to that feeling during a operate. The video offers the thoughts and feelings of one particular runner of coloration, as explained to as a result of Rivas’s internal narrative on an regular jog: the anticipation of racial profiling, the stress of social conversation, and the panic of unjust retribution. “I developed this piece in reaction to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery,” Rivas suggests. “I wondered if disappearing into a runner’s higher is ever actually probable when the overall body of color normally has to continue to keep their head on a swivel.” Rivas’ monologue in the film concerns which spaces are safe and sound and which “normal” functions are in fact hazardous, but closes with a message of persistence and defiance: he keeps working.