Episode 18

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7th Jan 2021

One Woman's Story: Wrongfully Accused, Arrested Over a Three Dollar Pack of Batteries

This is the story of Elizabeth Leiba, who still lives with the shame of an arrest that wasn't her fault during her days as a student at the University of Florida.

After a local drug store accused her of theft, (for a pack of batteries she had purchased) the store refused to admit wrongdoing and for years, she didn't talk about it, until the death of George Floyd and the outpouring of support for Kyle Rittenhouse, a teen charged with killing two men during the protests in Kenosha, triggered a need to respond, and wonder how so many can support a young who has admitted to taking two lives, yet try to ruin the life and reputation of a young girl all those years earlier over a pack of batteries.

It's a powerful story.

Follow Elizabeth on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethleiba

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In My Shoes Podcast
You don't know what it's like until you've been In My Shoes
In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes.

Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.

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Karin Davis-Thompson