100,000 Sisters Making Strides Toward Better Health
GirlTrek brings Black women together for weekly walks in neighborhoods across the country.
By Rebekah Sager
I’ll admit it. I’m not a gym girl. But I am a walking girl. I love to walk. And more than that, I love to walk (and talk) with friends. I also love to walk to stay in shape, and I’ve never been in such great shape as when I was on a roll for about a year and walked an average of five miles every day.
So when I listened to a TED Talk passionately delivered by GirlTrek’s leaders (while I was walking on the treadmill at the gym),I was excited to learn more about this organization that brings Black women together for organized walks in their neighborhoods. I was in.
GirlTrek is planning a million-woman, three-day walk in May 2020, retracing the steps of the historic 54-mile civil rights walk from Selma to Montgomery. Dubbed the “Summer of Selma,” they describe the event as the Woodstock of healing for Black women.
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