Alison Desir's Family Story
"I am a mother to a 15 month old little boy, named Kouri Henri Figueroa. Kouri means "to run" in Haitian Kreyol (because I met my partner thanks to running) and Henri is a tribute to Henri Christophe, one of the leaders of the Haitian Revolution. I am an endurance athlete, activist, mental health advocate and the founder of several organizations: Harlem Run (@harlemrun), Run 4 All Women (@run4allwomen), Global Womxn Run Collective (@globalwomxnruncollective), Meaning Thru Movement (@meaningthrumovement), and I'm the co-chair for the newly formed Running Industry Diversity Coalition (@runningdiversity). My passions are mental health, movement, and equity and I'm fortunate to be doing exactly what I love. I am also a Hoka One One Global Athlete Ambassador and a Oiselle Athlete Advisor."
Parenting Advice for New Parents:
"Do not compare your child to other children. With social media, it can be tempting but your baby/family is on their own, unique journey!"
Can’t live without baby products:
"Honestly, just two things - Fridababy Baby Nasal Aspirator (we used this basically everyday until Kouri turned 1. so much mucus); and a footmuff for the jogging stroller to keep him warm!"
What I love about my Bumbleride:
"It allows me to be independent and have "time to myself". Kouri loves being in it and I'm able to get a run or long walk in, and have some piece of mind."
How can other parents help support your groups?
"Please follow me on social media (@alisonmdesir) as well as the groups to stay connected. If you're interested in mental health, movement and/or equity - let's connect!"