A Mile in My Shoes invites visitors to go on a physical and empathetic journey by walking a mile in someone else’s shoes – literally – while listening to their story. This new collection of stories brings together a diversity of voices not normally heard in relation to migration.
Storytellers include Chetna, who ran a corner shop in Peckham for 30 years before closing in response to a changing neighbourhood; Peter from Nigeria whose barbershop chair acts as a therapeutic and social space for men of all ages, and Edin who, on arrival from Bosnia, spotted a gap in the UK market for luxury pizza (the rest is Firezza-flavoured history).
On 8th February a new version of A Mile in My Shoes will open at the Migration Museum in London. This themed exhibit brings together a new collection of audio stories shared by refugees and migrants who have made London their home, from a Syrian dentist to a Nigerian barber.