Red roses for love, a Mother’s Day Gift to you
First, a bouquet of red roses for all mothers, daughters and foster mothers. For the women in our lives who give us strength, courage and determination to stand up with shoulders back, head high. For the women who came before us to open the path and show us the way. Saludos y felicidades, siempre.
Mother’s Day, dedicated to my own mother, Dorothy Schafitz Beerstein, b. February 14, 1916, d. November 15, 2015, and the remarkable women of Mexico.
Embroidered story rebozo by Teofila Servin Barriga, Patzcuaro, Michoacan
Rosa, center, and her nieces, Magdalenas Aldama
In Yochib, Oxchuc,talented weaver with impaired mobility, limited health care access
The girls who will become women, learning from the matriarch
The young women, keepers of tradition and culture
To those of us who explore and discover and support the makers
Cousins Maya and Alicia in Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca
The generations: Grandma Juana, Baby Luz, and Mama Edith
Grower of native corn, Mixe region of Oaxaca
My own mother, two years before her death at age 99
For everything hand-made, here’s to the makers!
The women pottery makers of San Marcos Tlapazola
Intricately embroidered blouse, San Bartolome Ayautla, 8 months to make
To Lila Downs, who tells stories in song, with compassion
Frida Kahlo Calderon, our muse and heroine
Susie in Chiapas, thanks to the adventurers who visit
To the women who love and give care
Deceased potter Dolores Porras, inspiration for Atzompa
To Margarita, the basket weaver, Benito Juarez Market
Thank you to all the women who make a difference just by being you!