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“I have never imagined I could be standing in front of an audience sharing a personal story in English. The Shoe Project has been the most empowering experience in my life.”

Natalia Rodriguez Bussi, Uruguay


Shoes Tell a Story

OMNI TV, Focus Mandarin interview with The Shoe Project participant, Stacy Ko, March 5, 2020

OMNI TV The Shoe Project encourages female newcomers to express their voices through writing.

CBC (The Homestretch, Calgary) interview with Barb Howard, The Shoe Project writing mentor, and Nelli Antepli, one of the Calgary performers.


BBC World Service Newsday interview with Katherine Govier, The Shoe Project Founder, Artistic Director and Natalia Mokhovikova, Vancouver participant

“This is such a remarkable project! I actually heard about it on the radio a few months ago. So original.”

Lauren, audience member from Toronto performance: Standing Room Only lV

How the shoe fits: Halifax immigrants share their stories, March 7, 2020

AMI-audio program introduced The Show Project Toronto performance: Taking Steps. Host Kelly MacDonald interviewed Danielle McLaughlin, project’s Board of Directors member, and Gulhan Mesrefoglu, a performer at Taking Steps.

Let’s share more stories. Together.

The Shoe Project was launched in Toronto in 2011. Since then, we have added chapters in Vancouver, Calgary and Halifax, and are now a registered charity. We are committed to providing a truly national platform for the voices of immigrant and refugee women.