Blister Sisters

People marching in Park City to end domestic violence for the Peace House

Last year, I was able to participate in my first “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event in Park City. The event is part of a national men’s march to bring awareness to domestic violence and other issues woman face. The event is meant to be playful as we address these serious issues. There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." While this is a men’s march, I invite you to look between the men holding the signs and see the women participating in this march. Women were invited to put on some more “comfortable” shoes and become our Blister Sisters. With each step, I was becoming less aware of the pain in my feet and more aware of what the women in my life were experiencing. The Blister Sisters walked each step with us and provided the encouragement we needed to make it the whole mile. More importantly, their presence provided the motivation that I needed to not quit that day and make a commitment to better support women in their daily walk.