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Walking Distance

by Lizzy Stewart - £9.99  Avery Hill Publishing Limited (2024)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781910395813 | ISBN 10: 1910395811

A hybrid prose and comics-format essay on the experience of being a woman out walking.
 
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.

(Price & availability last checked: April 2024)

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