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 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 Sheela’s shoes: Overcoming Fear to Pursue Your Passion

Name: Sheela Pai
What does it mean to have a voice?  It means accepting and finding the beauty in all parts of yourself and your history.
How did you find your voice?When I fell in love with running after over a year of struggling emotionally. I not only found a healthy outlet  for all those feelings but I also met so many people in the incredible NYC running community who openly and eloquently shared their life challenges, making me feel comfortable to do the same. 

In Jerlyn’s shoes: Live Your Best Life

Name:  Jerlyn Thomas
What does it mean to have a voice? Being your authentic self despite marching to your own drum or dancing to your own beat.
How did you find your voice? By seeking purpose, running into some barriers, and learning to fail. I think my voice has always been there. It just assumed no one else wanted to hear it.

In Shemeka’s shoes: The Shelter WithIN the Storm

Name : Shemeka Denise Hometown: Dirty South by way of Harlem Current Residence: Brooklyn What does it mean to have a voice? Being unafraid to audaciously speak, live, and act on your convictions How did you find your voice? Two words: Trial and Tribulation. What event or series of events led to you finding your Read more about In Shemeka’s shoes: The Shelter WithIN the Storm[…]

In Ashlee’s shoes: Does anybody do dinner parties anymore?

With the next Power Brunch Sunday fast-approaching, my excitement builds with thoughts of new conversation to be had, with a group of women nervously unaware of their readiness to share it. As soon as you enter the home of our blog founder, Ellie Windham, you are immediately swept with the sweet smell of a casserole Read more about In Ashlee’s shoes: Does anybody do dinner parties anymore?[…]

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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