Oh yes, dreams don’t age so does the grit of women.
Keshu is in her late fifties but she still dreams of being a leader like Indira Gandhi and serving her community of spinners. She proudly declares – “I’m a self taught spinner but I haven’t made any mistake. ”
Keshu has been spinning for 30yrs. Her first salary was Rs7. But that didn’t stop her from working hard. “I am no less than men. I cut and gathered crops during the harvest season, and spun yarn when there was no other means.” Over the years Keshu has been signing her name with coal. She believes one day she will be able to sign her name with a pen.
This work from home is priceless for rural women who have always been in an “eternal lockdown”. For these women yarn is not just a thread it is a path of progress and empowerment.