Nine women from around the globe unite to create this extraordinary international book project. These authors invite readers to walk a mile in their shoes and to explore the world through their eyes. Nine different cultures, different life experiences and trajectories, nine different stories revealing the obstacles that many people, and women in particular, face today. Each real-life story shows that, despite their various backgrounds, these women all have one thing in common: Unexpected and oftentimes tough circumstances have taken them from one part of the world to another. This anthology presents the multifaceted issues of migration and relocation, the challenges these women encountered, as well as how they journeyed on in this life with humor and strength of spirit. Nadia Ho de Guill n
initiated this project because she believes wholeheartedly in the importance of nurturing global peace and achieving clear communication through listening to and understanding each other. It is her hope that sharing personal stories from diverse life journeys will help foster cross-cultural communication and ultimately reduce misunderstandings and conflicts.
The whole profits from the book will go to the foundations that help girls and women around the world. Praise for A Mile in Our Shoes - Personal stories of global journeys:
"The bedrock of friendship and community is vulnerability. Inside you will find profound heartfelt stories which provide us with both connection and consolation."- Shannon Hogan-Cohen, Author of S.H.E. Share Heal Empower (USA)
"It's not all in your head. When you are feeling something is not right and can't put a finger on it because you are lonely, mad, underpaid, in a bad relationship, in a hostile city, sad, broken, or looking to change something... You are right to go by your guts and not let anybody convince you that you should do otherwise. That it is all in your head. These women have all been to those places and decided it is worth to move the worlds to find their own. Because this is how you win. Their stories are moving, sometimes funny and often sad, but always warm and with a strong message: You win by listening to that head of yours. And it is worth it Must read for all of (us) dreamers who are still afraid to take a leap into a dream life."- Nadja Irena Fisic, Travel and Lifestyle Journalist (Croatia)
"Here are nine heart-wrenching, soul-searching, triumphant stories of total strangers that enrich your life so much they become part of your new identity when you reach the last page." - Phuong Mai Nguyen, Associate Professor at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Vietnam)
"This book details the courage, resilience, and determination of women who have experienced daunting obstacles in life. Each chapter expresses a narrative showing that we often don't see how vulnerability and hopelessness can, in fact, inspire hope and compassion for humanity. This is a must read for everyone."- Victoria Ibiwoye, Director, OneAfricanChild Foundation for Creative Learning (Nigeria)
"I have always been curious about people's lives. How did they grow up? What keeps them up at night? This book - choke-full of raw, heartfelt, personal stories - sheds light on the human condition in a way that illuminates and satiates. If you're looking for inspiration, motivation, or just consolation that you're not alone in this world, allow yourself to be buoyed along by the courage of these ten indomitable women. A deeply humbling and eye-opening read."-- Gwen Yi, Founder, Tribeless (Malaysia)