Which Gal Would You Walk a Mile For?

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?


  1. thanks for a great post Ruth..the unfortunate molestation in india definitely brings out men’s support towards women.. just wanted to proudly mention I’m going to be raising funds through a musical concert for women like Nirbhaya and I already have one male friend promising his support.. and I’m sure more will do so too… you look lovely in your mom’s dress and I;m sure she’d be proud of how you’re creating awareness through your posts…

    • Thank you for reading and liking my post, Charu. The news out of India has been breaking my heart, and I’m sure millions of men in India and elsewhere join me in being saddened. I’m so glad to hear about your concert, and I look forward to hearing more about it! Thanks again!…Ruth

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