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I Am Denver & the Biennial Invite You to Walk in Another's Shoes


What is it really like to walk in someone else's shoes? Visitors to the Empathy Museum did just that in an exhibit aptly called “A Mile in My Shoes,” which was part of last year’s Biennial of the Americas. The free, interactive experience allowed visitors to literally put on the shoes of Denverites from all walks of life and take a walk while listening to their stories.

#IAMDENVER contributed several of the stories featured in the exhibit, including that of long-time Denver Drag Queen Scottie Carlyle, who donated a pair of sparkly high heels. Scottie was featured in our History of Drag in Denver series.

Watch the Empathy Museum video above about the pop-up museum experience then listen to the participants' stories below to understand why visitors were so moved!