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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 MuseumCentre 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.