Cover Photo: A human emerging from a river, swimming at sunset
Photograph by Tyler Palmer/Unsplash

How Wild Swimming Keeps My Mental Health Afloat

Ironically, the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown gave me the time to embrace wild swimming—just when I needed my lifeline most.

Evie Muir is a UK-based domestic abuse specialist and freelance journalist, specialising in BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) and LGBT+ experiences of abuse. Her writing seeks to explore issues of abuse, trauma, mental health and anti-racism in relation to wider socio-political contexts and current events.