Collected in partnership with Perth Festival and The Empathy Museum, A Mile in My Shoes is an extraordinary collection of stories that give us a glimpse into the lives of Western Australians from all walks of life.
During WWII, John was held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese.
Living in Port Hedland and working as a nurse, she fostered a young Aboriginal girl who temporarily entered into a grief-driven, coma-like state following the death of her father, where she was able to connect with Aboriginal spirits on what Joan describes as a “soul journey”.
Craig Hollywood is the founder of Short Back and Sidewalks, a charity that gives haircuts to homeless and disadvantaged people. His first customer travelled 35 kilometres to get his hair cut. Here, Craig speaks about how a simple haircut can be the catalyst for change, and how the effect and simplicity of having a normal conversation can transform a person.
Imagine you're holidaying in Paris and you get a phone call: your daughter has been murdered. This is exactly what Karen Lang experienced.
Karen works through her grief by meeting the woman who took her daughter's life. She reflects on her journey of understanding, empathy and, finally, forgiveness.