Ways of Walking

Essays on the gifts and discoveries of walking in a new anthology

Antonia Malchik
5 min readJul 6, 2022

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Woman in gray coat and jeans with a purple backpack walking on a forested path with her arm around a child in a blue coat. In the background, three other children walking and running ahead.
Photo: Juliane Liebermann / Unsplash

Walking gives us health, both mental and physical. It reduces depression and improves blood cholesterol. It gives us joy and connection to others. It reminds us that we are free, even when some people try to persuade us we’re not. It shows us who benefits from the world that humans make, and who doesn’t; it reminds us that

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Antonia Malchik

Antonia Malchik is the author of A Walking Life: Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a Time; walking, tech, community, and embodiment.