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.
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. The 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!