Slingback Saturday

From the #selfieforacause #selfieadventure2014 archives comes today’s post.  Just like last year at this time, it was also another glorious day – perfect for long walks.

As I reread last year’s post, I’m reminded to always strive to respect others. You never know what it is like to walk in another’s shoes even on the most glorious of days.  Days seemingly not fit for pain.

From the archives:

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The great ‪#‎selfieadventure2014‬ in an attempt to not consume copious amounts of pie (Happy Pi Day!) today, decided instead to get some extra steps in towards the daily 10,000 steps goal.

While observing others out enjoying the spring-like weather and walking about in all kinds of sensible and non-sensible shoes, it got me wondering what it would be like if men teetered about in high heels. Well I got my answer as I read The Huffington Post article.

More than 50 members of a Western Kentucky University fraternity slipped into five-inch red heels today and trekked a mile around campus to draw attention to violence against women.  Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence.

The walk serves as the impetus for talking the talk in order to engage in open communication about sexualized violence. While hidden away, sexualized violence is immune to cure. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to get people talking. People unfamiliar with men’s sexualized violence against women don’t even want to know it exists. It’s ugly. People that have experienced sexualized violence themselves want to forget about it.

So proud for the groups across the country and the globe who are walking a mile in heels to raise awareness and create conversation about sexual violence.

What step might you take today in a pair of heels to be the positive change you want for the world?



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Margie Neff
    Mar 14, 2015 @ 23:21:19

    Sent from my iPad




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