Joy SpearChief-Morris

Athlete | Writer | Advocate

Photo by Howard Adams/Life 2 Photography

The life of an Indigenous Black Canadian track athlete doing what it takes to chase my dreams while finding my passion along the way. I am a dream chaser and a journey maker. This is my journey to the Tokyo Olympic Games as a 100m hurdler. Follow along for my adventures along the way!

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June 3, 2020

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August 3, 2020

How often do you think about what your food is packaged in? Do you every really consider where it ends up? What about your makeup and beauty products? How about the clothes you wear? Most likely, they are made from or packaged in plastic. We are all aware that plastic...

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Horrified, scared, emotional, and overwhelmed all at the same time. Recognize those who are overwhelmed by the constant influx of images and news upon their screens, grieving for those...

April 27, 2020

The world changed suddenly and faster than any of us imagined. What were my main concerns merely days before instantly became virtually nonexistent. My last graduate classes this year were not meant to be held by Zoom conference calls with me sitting in sweatpants on m...

March 24, 2020

This news wasn't a surprise, but that doesn't mean it didn't still hit like a stack of bricks. There is truly no other option in order to safe guard the health of not only us as athletes, but also us as human beings, as well as our loved ones and everyone in our global...

March 9, 2020

Those who know me more personally, know that speaking about Indigenous issues is something that I am rather passionate about, so much so that I am currently writing a Master's thesis on the role of land claim dispute settlements and whether they lead to reconciliation...

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Who Am I?

I am an Indigenous Black Canadian 100m hurdler chasing down my dream of competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games and writing of my passions along the way. Welcome to my journey...

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