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A D.C.-based walking group is helping young women build community IRL.

Apr 06 2022

A D.C.-based walking group is helping young women build community IRL. For recent college grads and entry-level workers who’ve moved to a new city during the pandemic, building community IRL has been brutal. As young people return to some of their pre-pandemic activities, in-person socials are making a comeback, and City Girls Who Walk D.C. is a group that’s helping young twenty somethings unite in their experiences every Sunday afternoon where the group walks and talks together. The group was inspired by a similar walking group formed in NYC and has grown from eight walkers to more than 100 after women started hearing about it on Instagram and TikTok. Connections formed via City Girls Who Walk have expanded beyond the group’s Sunday afternoon stroll, with some women hosting weekly happy hours together and others forming subgroups based on their location and hobbies. (The Washington Post)