City Girls Who Walk DC is a social group for all those who identify as female to feel empowered and comfortable amongst their peers in the DC-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) metro area. The mission of our group is to provide a platform for the women of the DMV to connect and form friendships, discover new and exciting things by exploring the DMV, and focus on inclusion and accessibility for all.
The benefit of making this a “girls’” group is that we can help members feel comfortable in a new environment while trying to make friends. Many members attend their first walk alone, and we want to ensure that we are continuing to foster a safe and empowering space for those who are joining the group for the first time.
Thus, each person joining must decide whether their participation helps to achieve the mission of a safe space for all women. We will leave it up to each member whether it is appropriate for them to participate. We reserve the right to remove anyone who is threatening the safety of or otherwise harassing any members of the group from both our online and physical spaces.
Please understand that this group was not created to sideline any gender identity, but rather to allow our members to experience a personal and comfortable space to nourish their female relationships. We hold quarterly open events or walks and encourage male-identifying or otherwise non-female-identifying members to join those activities when possible. We will make it explicitly clear when these events are open to everyone. We firmly believe that all genders should work as allies for equality in all domains.