The Shoe Box Stories Project involves collecting stories from women in Canada of all ages, races, experiences, etc, and weaving them into a public authorship installation to be displayed at the All Our Sisters National Conference on Women & Homelessness in May 2011. The stories can be submitted anonymously and may take whatever form the author chooses. For example the stories may come in the form of a poem, prose, a picture, a painted shoe, a photograph, etc., and may be about whatever the author chooses to express. The resulting installation will not only inform the conference, but will provide a valuable outlet for self expression for women whose voices are not heard often enough.
The stories may be submitted in one of three ways; 1) on-line through the AOS website (see link above); or 2) by email to Cary Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org , chair of the Women’s Advisory Committee; or 3) in participating communities, to specially marked Shoe Box Stories drop boxes available at local service agencies, including the London InterCommunity Health Centre Health Outreach for People Who Are Homeless.