Courtney Phillips, Co-Founder of Gumbo Media and Gumbo Fit, on Organizing, Running, and Community

July 21, 2021

Courtney Phillips is the co-founder of Gumbo Media, a storytelling platform and content engine that expands the narrative of Black life. She's also the co-founder of Gumbo Fit, a unique community powered by Nike Running that thoughtfully bridges the worlds of underrepresented populations and the fitness mainstream through a diversity of programming and content curation, while prioritizing the coalescing of Black and Brown fitness and wellness enthusiasts across Chicago to start, with a particular focus on South and West-side communities.

In this episode, Courtney and Kristen talk about how Courtney's built a grassroots community for running, why running isn't as accessible to Black and Brown communities as you may think, and what her big goals for the future are.