Walking Distance (Hardcover)

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I don't get to do as much walking as I would like, but when I do, I feel great. Walking feels like a revolutionary act these days. This short but stunning book invoked so many feelings for me. I wish this was 300 pages long because I would read it.


— From Rosa


Merging the personal and the political, observation and contemplation, the author examines what her life is and wonders what it should be; what is expected of a thirty year old woman by society, by family and friends and by herself. She walks the streets of her London, creating it and herself -- gaining agency by being in control of her own direction, speed and momentum. Walking is both an internal and external experience. It's a time for self-reflection, for observing others and for imagining how we appear to them. What is expected of a person of our age, sex, and race, and how should that influence what we do and how we feel about ourselves?

A poignant and contemporary meditation on gender politics, social commentary, and eighties movies, all interlaced with shards of autobiography and illustrated with a beautiful series of sequential and non-sequential watercolour images.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781910395509
ISBN-10: 1910395501
Publisher: Avery Hill Publishing
Publication Date: December 20th, 2019
Pages: 56
Language: English