Embroidery Empowerment

This is the brainchild of Martha Stewart, Batman and International Amnesty.

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“While these women gathered to learn and work, in a rare moment without male supervision, Brohi and her team offered information about their rights along with instruction in this ancient art. By creating these embroidery centers, called the Sughar Empowerment Society, Brohi has had more of an impact than she ever could have imagined.”

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Crafting as an antidote for the Rushing Woman Syndrome

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This is a TEDtalk on the Rushing Woman Syndrome, explained as the biological inability to keep up with the role of women today. It made me wonder… How much of our attraction for knitting and sewing, much like women have done traditionally since ever, comes from our biological need to slow down? That would mean our choice of hobbies could actually have the power to make us healthier, more restfull, slimmer, even more fertile?…

I am just happy to have an excuse to ditch jogging and knit :D