I am excited for summer, as I typically am, this year. The flowers, sunshine and longer days give me hope.
Many of you know that Sewing Studio is not my full-time job, but what I often refer to as my "side-hustle".
I love sewing, sharing the power of creating, and I have a passion to teach the next generation.
Let's face it, having the Sewing Studio is also a great excuse to BUY ALL THE FABRIC!
Last weekend on a Zoom call with my "sewing pals" a question came up about Sewing Studio's "Statement" on Black Lives Matter. It took me off guard. I had to listen. In my working life I spend much of my day addressing all of the questions and issues and I have not been clear with my Sewing Studio clients.
While I have posted in my Instagram Stories, I failed to think that not all of my Sewing Studio customers use social media.
So let me be crystal clear...when you shop at Sewing Studio it is 100% ME.
No matter your race, gender or size...you are welcome and supported here.
Using the words of Maite from @Shes_mightymighty,
" No matter how open-minded, socially conscious, anti-racist I think I am,
I still have old, learned hidden biases that I need to examine. It is my responsibility to
check myself daily for my stereotypes, prejudice and ultimately, discrimination."
I am still learning, and will continue to learn, I will do better!
Please take care of yourself and be well,