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You Have Not Walked in My Bare Feet

Cheryl Green (Southern Connecticut State University School of Nursing, USA)

Social Justice Case Studies

ISBN: 978-1-80455-747-1, eISBN: 978-1-80455-746-4

Publication date: 9 February 2023


Presumptions of ease of life and access are not for one to make of another. We only need to listen respectfully to one another's stories. Consider walking bare feet on the ground. If the ground is soiled, has glass on it, or is hot or cold in temperature, the safety and comfort of the person walking in absence of shoes may cause the person to be reluctant to proceed. However, when adjusted to the environment, bare feet can walk on almost anything, for example, by the development of calluses, the body's way of protecting the sensitive skin of the sole of the feet by developing thickened skin. Additionally, the state of mind of the person and life experience(s) can impact how one feels and responds to the physical experience of the bare feet.


Green, C. (2023), "You Have Not Walked in My Bare Feet", Social Justice Case Studies, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 95-100.



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