Two Seamstresses who Rocked the World

Not too long ago, women who sewed got bad rap.

Sewing meant we were domestic, which meant we were sweet little things, and not ready for the man’s world and the man’s salary.

How wrong can you be???rosa_parks

Take Rosa Parks, the Birmingham, Alabama seamstress who wouldn’t give up her seat on a segregated bus.   So happy to see that   the mother of the civil rights movement, now has her own US postage stamp.    This one arrived at our house a few weeks ago fittingly, with a check (for work)  inside for me.

Which makes a nice segue to my next sewing hero–The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.   book-dressmaker-195x300The subtitle of the book says a lot:

Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe 

The woman is an Afghan teenager, basically under house arrest during Taliban  rule.

How this she brings her community together in a terrible time is a wonderful story of courage.

For more, check out this post  by my pal (and brave entrepreneur herself ) Melissa.   She’s using the dressmakers’s story to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week  on her blog.

And  be proud.  Seamstresses rock!

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