Writer, artist and photographer Sarah Walker (The First Time I Thought I Was Dying) spent her childhood on the intelligentsia side of the schoolyard divide rather than on the sporty side. But when struggling with anxiety as an adult, she discovered the importance of movement and exercise in managing mental health, and how enormously freeing it is to be really, really shit at something. Sarah discusses the benefits of physical activity and the bliss of allowing yourself not to excel.

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Sarah Walker (Australian)

Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker is a writer, artist and photographer, who makes work about anxiety, control and intimacy. She is a Walkely-nominated critic, was runner-up in the 2019 Calibre Essay Prize and received the 2020 ABR Victorian Rising Star award. She is the author of The First Time I Thought I Was Dying, which won the 2021 Quentin Bryce Award.