Time to Grow Up

Simten Osken

Summary:

Simten Osken’s practical black shoes were perfect for playing with small children or talking to their parents when she worked as a psychologist in Turkey. But when she moves to Canada and volunteers with teenagers in a part of Toronto called “the Jungle,” the shoes are yet another way that she feels out of place. That is until she realizes the strength that she can draw from her sturdy footwear.

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