Women walk for many reasons – tonight we think about women who walk for transport, connecting with nature, sisterhood and creativity.
Join us for this special event during Bristol Walk Fest 2021. An opportunity to hear Rhiane Fatinikun, founder of Black Girls Hike UK, and Sonia Overall, founder of Women Who Walk, talk about their organisations – and a chance to ask questions about what walking means to them.
Register for your free ticket now and we will send you the link for this online event.
Rhiane Fatinikun is the founder of Black Girls Hike UK. Created in 2019, Black Girls Hike is an organisation that offers a safe space for Black women to explore the outdoors. BGH encourages Black women to reconnect with nature by hosting nationwide group hikes, outdoor activity days and training events. Their vision is to develop services and projects to increase the participation and development of Black women in the outdoors, creating a sisterhood to tackle the lack of inclusion and representation.
Sonia Overall is a writer, psychogeographer and writing tutor living in East Kent. Her books include the poetry collection The Art of Walking, the walking-writing manual walk write (repeat), and Heavy Time: a psychogeographer’s pilgrimage, due out with Penned in the Margins this June. Sonia is a member of the Walking Artists Network and founder and curator of Women Who Walk, a network for walking academics and creatives. She will talk about establishing the network, its aims and membership, and how to get involved.
Suzanne Audrey will chair the event. Suzanne is Senior Research Fellow in Public Health at the University of Bristol and is interested in walking as an important, but often undervalued, mode of transport. She is co-founder of Bristol Walking Alliance and co-lead of SHINE, a Bristol Health Partners’ health integration team to Support Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments.