You can find these shoes in…

Saint Paul, MN, USA

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They belong to…

Sarah Turino, 50 yo, holistic personal trainer, yoga practitioner and guide, mom, partner, writer, communicator, lover of life.

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What it’s like to walk in her shoes for a day…

Wake up, care for self with meditation and some yoga, kids to school, gym, write, see clients, do business, dinner with family, read or watch tv, sleep

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Growing up in her shoes she was expected…

To be nice. to be good. to be quiet. My dad never valued the girls in the same way as he did the boys. I was raised in the anglican church – very male driven. Women were seen as extra, not integral. My memories surround being told to hush, take up less space, be smaller energetically and to not trust myself but to put the trust in the men.

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Her biggest challenges day-to-day…

Unpacking all of the isms we’ve been taught, being looked at differently now that i’m 50 – people want to shelve me or they don’t know what to do with me.

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What are the advantages of being a woman in the 21st Century?

As a white woman – SO many privileges. So…everything. The goal for me is using that privilege to dismantle the systems.

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Things you should know if you’re going to walk in her shoes…

That I’m trying really hard to change the way I look at things all of the time. but when you’ve been taught to see the world one way and then you see it another – it takes some time to integrate that and figure it out.
That I have to constantly worry about my safety and the safety of my daughters.
That I want my daughters to be raised with a different outlook and way of doing things.
That the expectations of the patriarchy are deeply rooted – the work is a constant unearthing. that I have value.
That aging is a gift. there is wisdom in aging that needs to be seen and valued.
That it will take all of us to change the systems. All hands on deck.
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Hey you, can you relate to Sarah’s story? Do you have a favorite quote or thought? Share it in the comments

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How about YOUR shoes?

“This Sarah’s story, it is unique, it is hers and it tells you something about being a woman in the 21st century.

If you identify as a woman, your story is just as important. CLICK HERE to get the questions and be part of our story, history and  Her-story.”

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