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 Krity’s shoes: Conquering the Fashion Industry One #OOTD at a Time

Name: Krity Shrestha
What does it mean to have a voice? Having a voice means having power, a confidence to speak up.
How did you find your voice? My grandmother largely inspired me and the fashion industry further encouraged my voice.

In KK’s shoes: Push Through

Have you ever woken up and wondered, “What am I doing with my life?” Do you think, “My life isn’t bad, but I feel like something is missing?” And yet, despite the momentary glimpse of clarity, you proceed with your day as you normally would until you find yourself back in bed, asking yourself the Read more about In KK’s shoes: Push Through[…]

In Mel’s shoes: One Dish At A Time

I used to be a bit of an overachiever. I planned, scheduled and arranged my life according to lists, then beat myself up when deadlines were not met, promises were broken, or piecrusts did not turn out exactly the way I wanted. I often obsessed over what I could have done differently and rarely gave myself Read more about In Mel’s shoes: One Dish At A Time[…]

In Ellie’s shoes: Museums, Concert and Galleries

Spring has finally arrived in the Big Apple and it has motivated me to explore and immerse in the arts and culture-related activities the city has to offer. Recently, I have gone to several museums and attended a choir concert.  Each one was fascinating — be it learning about a different culture or seeing artist view of life. Rubin Read more about In Ellie’s shoes: Museums, Concert and Galleries[…]

Audre Lorde once said, “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” Truer words have never been spoken. The Team behind Walking in Other People’s Shoes supports and stands in solidarity with the Black community. From George Floyd to Breonna Taylor to Atatiana Jefferson, and many more names. There have been far too many race-induced police brutalities for us to remain silent.

We believe that empathy, or walking in other people’s shoes, is a great way to understand and heal together. Commitment to justice takes on many forms, and we can begin by listening, learning, and supporting our community. Walking in Other People’s Shoes is grateful to be a platform for story-telling and we will continue to share voices and projects of our previous and future bloggers. The Team encourages our readers to:

As we have done in the past, Walking in Other People’s Shoes will continue to build bridges and amplify voices not often heard.

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