Life After Advocacy Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 to provide support and resources to those who have been impacted by sexual abuse and the trauma that comes from the effects in their life after. We are proud to have opened our doors and helped countless individuals navigate their lives by promoting awareness and prevention, counseling, workshops, and seminars on why speaking your truth will begin the journey of internal freedom.
As we celebrate 20 years of community service this year, Dr. Ketra and the Board of Directors have partnered with The City of Lancaster, Texas to share this momentous event with you and the community of Lancaster, Texas. Life After Advocacy, Inc.'s first community event was at a local church on Ames Rd in Lancaster. We are happy to return to our starting point and partner with the City of Lancaster to host the international-themed walk, Walk A Mile in Her Shoes.
What are Walk Events?
Why are men in women’s high-heeled shoes? We ask men to walk in women's high-heeled shoes to confront gender stereotypes and expectations actively. In this space of playful confrontation and openness, it's possible to reveal and consider many of the underlying causes of men's sexualized violence with less defensiveness and denial.
Why Men in Women’s Shoes?
An old saying is, "You can't understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." To get people listening, learning, and talking, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Education Events are organized around men literally walking one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it's an experience around which a lot of education, self-reflection, and change happens. Seeing such a visually stunning public statement of listening, learning, allyship, and commitment is impressive. It's an engaging event that gets the community talking about sex and gender biases, gender identity, gender relations, and men's sexualized violence.
What is Sexualized Violence?
Sexualized violence is any act of physical or psychological violence targeting sexuality or gender and is used to undermine a person's sexual or gender integrity. Sexualized violence is a deadly virus lurking in everyday cultural beliefs, attitudes, and practices, and, while hidden, is immune to prevention, treatment, and cure.
Anyone can fall victim to sexualized violence regardless of gender identity. Sexualized violence devalues women, female practices, feminine ways of thinking, feeling, and being feminine energy, and femme presentation. The target of sexualized violence can be a female body, the body of someone presenting as female or femme, or a male-bodied or male-presenting person insufficiently performing masculinity. The goal of sexualized violence against someone sufficiently male-bodied and satisfactorily performing masculinity is to degrade them by feminizing them; otherwise, nonsexualized forms of violence are used.
For more information about Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, visit www.walkamileinhershoes.org.
Red pumps are required for walkers (men). Shoes will not be provided.
Contact us at email@example.com for additional information
Single Walker (men only) $ 35.00
Team Walkers (Group of 5 men only) $150.00
Team Walkers (Group of 6-10 men only) $250.00
Team Walkers (Group of 11+ men only) Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Couple walkers $ 60.00
Supporters (Family and children over 13) $ 15.00
Community Attendees (non-walkers) FREE
*For Donations and Sponsorship, contact LAAG at email@example.com*
All proceeds will be contributed to the 2024 LAAG, Inc. scholarship to promote ongoing sexual abuse awareness and prevention in the local community.