Filiz Dogan curates and hosts a program of shoe stories told by alumni of The Shoe Projet (co-produced with the Shoe Project). Filiz Dogan is from Istanbul, Turkey. She established a career as a psychologist until moving to Canada. She works as a psychotherapist and runs a program that offers mental health service to newcomers. Reem Morsi had a career of professional scuba diving, then human rights for a decade, prior to becoming a writer/director. Morsi’s short films have won multiple awards and screened locally and internationally. Samia Hossain likes to design and build furniture. When she is not searching for happiness elsewhere, she and her daughter can be found playing barefooted in the mud. Currently, she is finishing up her MDes from OCADU. Yemi Stephanie Laotan is a blogger and mother of twins who immigrated to Canada from Nigeria, after studying in Hungary and Ireland. Elizabeth Meneses Del Castillo is a former TV reporter from Colombia. She is currently a Communication Officer with the Ontario government. She has published several articles for both Spanish and English publications. She has also worked with CNN, Spanish edition from Toronto and CityTV Toronto.