Hot Pink

{ Photo by G.M.B. Akash }

I am saddened deeply by the abuse of women and children in third world nations. Recently I was inspired by an article about a group of women in Banda, India who tired of abuse from their husbands and the ruling townsmen, have come together and are fighting back. In hot pink saris. The color identifies them as empowered. The pink saris have become so popular, shopkeepers cannot keep them stock.

Hot pink. My favorite color. Pops of it in my home, in design, make me happy. Here it is signals empowerment, justice. A powerful color and a powerful story. It also embodies my deep affection for India. Through bright bazaars, alleys so narrow leaning buildings touched, up staircases dripping with sweating cement and across markets and markets filled with beggared men, women and children... I discovered beauty, the fabrics for Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie. But what I really discovered was India. Women like these

Cheers to their justice and the overwhelming capacity of color
 
xo
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5 comments:

craftYARD posted this said...

wow, love the empowerment of just wearing a color. it says so much to those around them. witnesses for their courage.

congrats on the new blog!

xoxo,
craftYARD

Cindy and Mindy said...

All I have to say is WOW! The picture is amazing, and your shop is probably one the most professional, I want to stay and shop, look and share sites I have ever seen. Fantastic!

vonnie1066 said...

Great story!

Papier Blue at Etsy said...

Fabulous blog! Hat's off to your talent, inspiration and attitude. I'm looking forward to reading and seeing more.

MissMalaprop said...

Such a beautiful and deeply moving image and story! Thank you so much for sharing it!

Best of luck with the new blog!

 
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