A Mile in My Shoes was an empathy shoe shop, where visitors were invited to walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger – literally. Housed in a giant shoebox, this interactive exhibition contained a collection of shoes and audio stories that offered a snapshot into the breadth and diversity of who we are in Western Australia. Participants simply chose a pair of shoes – that may have belonged to a refugee, a sex worker or a FIFO operator – and walked a mile listening to the personal story of the shoe owner’s life.
In partnership with PIAF and The Empathy Museum, Centre for Stories created an extraordinary collection of stories that give us a glimpse into the lives of Western Australians from all walks of life. While the exhibition may be over, the stories live on. Have a listen below.
Thank you to everyone involved in this project.
Most of all, thank you to our amazing storytellers for sharing their stories.