I am an Indigenous Canadian 100m hurdler chasing down my dream of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Welcome to my journey...

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Joy SpearChief-Morris

This is my journey as an athlete and beyond

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 2020 Olympic Games as a 100m hurdler. Follow along for my adventures along the way!

Photo By Andy White

Photo by Howard Adams/Life 2 Photography

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The Countdown: An Ode to Base Season

November 13, 2019

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November 13, 2019

Standing at the front of the pack. Heartbeat racing, breathing deepens, feeling that I might puke or pass out on the spot where I stand. And remembering, we’re just getting started.


My legs feel like lead. Those few extra pounds of comfort from the off season are sit...

September 10, 2019


Anyone who knows me knows that I have a very hard time turning down baked goods. I have also had a history of not being the best baker. You see, as I like to "pinch cook," I would tend to take the same approach to my baking, not always fully realizing that th...

July 29, 2019

0.08 seconds. The difference between being champion and 6th place. I was ready for the magic. I was ready for everything to come together. I was ready for my moment, the one I have been dreaming of. But this wasn't my time.

A little over a year ago, I was crying after e...

July 20, 2019

Buon giorno! I am back from spending about two weeks in Italy competing at the FISU World University Games! For those who missed it, here's a little recap!

Competing on the FISU team has been something I have dreamt of making for over four years. I have been close, but...

April 26, 2019

We all have that part of our bodies that makes us feel self-conscious. For me, it is my stomach.

When I first saw this photo, all I could think of was how my stomach puffed out and how people would think my stomach rolls if they saw it. Lately though, I have been workin...

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