Are you familiar with the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes organization?
Founded in 2001 by Frank Baird, the organization highlights the contributions that “tens of thousands of men” are making to raise “millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence education, prevention and remediation programs.”
Maybe you’ve seen fun photos like this one of Walk the Mile charity walk participants, including men walking wearing women’s high-heeled shoes?
In light of the news of yet another gang rape in India, it’s refreshing to remember the fact that there are countless men in this world who support women and women’s rights.
Speaking of the idea of “walking in her shoes,” I was able to walk in my mother’s shoes, so to speak, this past weekend.
While attending the 2013 North Carolina Governor’s Inaugural Ball, I wore a dress that my mother wore back in the early 1970s. Here are photos of my mom and me in the dress:
What an honor it was for me to wear the dress of a woman who continues to inspire me. I could never fill her shoes, but, for one night, I did give her dress a whirl.
What about you? Which women do you admire? Which ladies inspire you? Which women would you walk a mile for?