In Amy’s shoes: Empathy and Creativity

Name: Amy Tai
What does it mean to have a voice?
think having a voice is the embodiment of courage. It takes courage to accept yourself fully, with all the vulnerability and splendor that make up our unique identity. It takes fortitude to express our voice, but even more to use our voice to uplift others.

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In Ebony’s Shoes: We Have The Power To Make Our Own Doors

Name: Ebony Vines Hometown –  Maryland Where do you live? – New York City What does it mean to have a voice? –For me, having a voice means being my authentic self. It’s being truthful and honest in the words I speak and write, and through the events I produce How did you find your Read more about In Ebony’s Shoes: We Have The Power To Make Our Own Doors[…]

In Cynthia’s Shoes: Women’s Rights Activist

Name: Cynthia Muhonja
Hometown: Nandi County, Kenya
What does it mean to have a voice? – To have a voice means to be liberated. This essentially means that you can easily express yourself. You feel free to talk about your values, dreams, aspirations and passions without any fear.

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In Vonecia’s Shoes: Seeing the Beauty in Every Step and *Snap*

Name: Vonecia Carswell
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
What does it mean to have a voice? – To have a voice means to be able to openly express your values, beliefs, and personal experiences with others in shared spaces. It sometimes means adding additional or new insight into conversations that may or may not be comfortable but is necessary for the greater good.
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In Vanessa’s Shoes : The Struggle Was Worth it

Name: Vanessa Ceballos
What does it mean to have a voice? It means that you have the power and the personality to show yourself to the world just the way you are, with no shame and with no fear about what anyone thinks about you.
How did you find your voice? With lots of work on my self-esteem and with my mother always cheering me on to make my dreams come true.

During these unprecedented times, we want to address how challenging and impactful this will be in shaping our present lives and future stories. Our blog was built on sharing incredible voices within our community locally and globally that show us – we are not alone. This time shows us how truly connected we are.

By staying at home and doing our best not to spread this virus, we understand how important it is to walk in other people’s shoes. We want to encourage everyone to continue to show kindness to each other. Our ability to be empathetic and compassionate is in great need as we are collectively contributing to safeguard each other. Even though we must be physically separate, we hope that we can continue to connect through our voices and shared experience.

Stay strong, stay healthy, continue to live your incredible lives and lift your voices!

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