Tylandra Callands runs with a gun. That’s legal in Washington state and certainly a normal sight around the military base where she lives with her husband, an active-duty Navy submariner, and three young children.
Packing heat isn’t really what raises eyebrows. It’s the running. Originally from South Carolina, Callands is a black woman on the move, and not the “thinnest, fastest runner,” she says.
But that doesn’t seem to stop her from breaking down stereotypes: Black women do run. And Callands isn’t the only one.