In My Shoes

By: Charlotte P.

10th Grade, Sarasota High School, Sarasota, Florida,

Artist Statement

My piece represents racial, social, gender, and disability inclusion. Everyone in our world is different in their own way and come from different backgrounds. Regardless of these differences, we all have the power to come together as one and embrace them. There are four different kinds of shoes shown in my photo, each representing a different “walk of life.” The way the shoes are framed symbolizes four people of different backgrounds: the sneaker of a teen, the dress shoe of a businessman, the work boot of a disabled man with a prosthetic, and the high heel of a woman. If we could put ourselves in other’s shoes and take into consideration that we are all going through different things and come from different places, we could spread more love and beauty in our world.