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Happy International Women's Day!

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Happy International Women's Day!

Today is 8 March International Women’s Day! A good day to remember and celebrate all the awesome women of this world, including women artists and artisans! But also a day when the world unfortunately still needs to raise awareness of issues such rape, sexual violence, women’s right to self-determination, economic empowerment and political representation, to name a few. What about Women and Arts? Painter Frida Kahlo image source: http://clas.berkeley.edu/research/art-hybrid-sources-frida-kahlo Well, as one might suspect women have been largely underrepresented in art history, all forms combined. We all know Picasso or Monet, but how many female painters from that time do we know?...

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Artisan of the Month - Divya

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Artisan of the Month - Divya

Hey Everyone! So the artisan profile for this month is very different. It doesn't have an interview. It is a personal lesson that I feel compelled to share. A lot of times when I travel to meet artisans, I meet women who are too shy to talk but say a lot more through their actions. To be honest, I never really expected this as I am a woman too but I have come to understand them just a little bit better... Women artisans live in a very close knit community and rarely get a chance to interact with other people.Their...

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