One Runner of Color’s Internal Monologue

“When will I access that superior?” Many runners have requested themselves this query, but as actor and storyteller Christopher Rivas highlights in his brief film ‘Head On A Swivel,’ not all runners have equal accessibility to that feeling all through a run. The online video presents the thoughts and thoughts of one runner of colour, as instructed by means of Rivas’s internal narrative on an ordinary jog: the anticipation of racial profiling, the stress of social conversation, and the fear of unjust retribution. “I developed this piece in response to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery,” Rivas suggests. “I questioned if disappearing into a runner’s superior is at any time certainly attainable when the entire body of colour normally has to maintain their head on a swivel.” Rivas’ monologue in the film concerns which areas are risk-free and which “normal” acts are truly perilous, but closes with a message of persistence and defiance: he retains jogging.