Every year, Lauren’s Kids organizes something called “Walk in My Shoes” — survivors and advocates walk across the state of Florida to raise awareness about sexual assault.
“She walks during Sexual Assault Awareness Month to empower others to know that ‘It’s OK to Tell’ and it’s okay to heal from victim to survivor to thriver,” Claire VanSusteren told BuzzFeed. “When she reached the steps of the Florida Capitol on April 22, she walked 6,000 miles in the name of hope, healing and recovery.”
Here are 27 powerful messages from this year’s “Walk in My Shoes” event:
- The death toll from Italy's earthquake rose to 247 people amid efforts to dig out residents still trapped in rubble.
- US Soccer suspended Hope Solo for 6 months after she called Sweden's team "cowards" during the Rio Olympics ❌⚽️
- Donald Trump's campaign paid a Barnes & Noble $55,055 to buy more than 3,500 hardcover copies of his book.