Borders are both physical places, marked by barriers in the form of walls, gates, coasts, and imaginary ones, indicated only by lines on a map, or places in our hearts. They are paradoxical, serving to both connect and divide. But at these junctures, places where one can be either kept out or held in, flee from persecution or tragedy, or run towards opportunity and freedom, there are, first and foremost, stories. In conjunction with a community outreach project aimed at learning and documenting stories of border crossings and migration, walking across, talking through presents the work of artists who examine the personal narratives and relationships to both land and nation that are inextricably tied to the act of moving from one place to another. In Canada, and in particular Mississauga, a place where community and personal identity is so often rooted in migration, these conversations are crucial. In a time in which the many international crises of migration are at the forefront of our minds, these stories, which can be traumatic or triumphant, ubiquitous and yet often not shared, allow us to find common ground, and reach across and through histories and politics.