The Work of Women in the World is worth its weight in Gold
"An exhibition really worth seeing" - Jo Brand
Whether she's an MD of a multinational company or makes sure that a family goes out well fed and wearing clean clothes each day, every woman's contribution to society should be celebrated more often.
This is going to be an exhibition really worth seeing not just to hammer home to men how much more they should value the women in their lives but also because it might boost a woman's confidence in her own achievement.
"I don't know what I'll hold for my cast yet, but I can tell you it won't be a cake!" - Jo Brand
Women's work in all its diversity is celebrated in this exhibition with casts made by 100 women from all walks of life - from volunteers to a Viscountess - and women's voices speaking and singing. The show also features sculptures by Gillian Singer and a centrepiece by international artist Leda Papaconstantinou. This Millennium Festival women's event was organised by Threshold to promote self-esteem and positive mental health, bringing together the everyday and the extraordinary in a 'snapshot' of the many layers of women's activity at the beginning of a new century. It is a testimony to the work of women - so often a labour of love - work that oils the wheels of the world.
This is the title of the Threshold Women's Millennium Event, - a series of workshops that is taking place during 1999, leading to an exhibition for International Women's Day in the year 2000, to celebrate the richness and diversity of the contributions women make to the wealth of the nation, in terms not only of financial productivity but also of social and emotional productivity… the invisible economy of our society. In the workshop's women will learn how to make plaster casts of their hands, holding an object which symbolises for each one part of the contribution she makes to the world. This contribution might be within the family, in the workplace or in the community. There are so many ways that women's work contributes to the wealth of the world; financially, physically, emotionally and socially.
Who Can Take Part?
After the Exhibition
Why A Women's Work Project?
Many women still feel they must say that they are 'only a housewife' or that they 'just look after the kids'. This project aims to raise awareness, in both women and men, of the value of all the roles that women fulfil and of the 'double shift' often worked by women who have both a job and a home to run.
It is not surprising that, in a society that places such small value on so much of women's work, many women suffer from low self-esteem and this has a strong negative effect on their general emotional health and well being. Our aim is to remind us all of the wonderful work that women do; of the great strides taken into the workplace and equally of the great mass of 'invisible' work done by women, often unpaid and very often undervalued. This is the work that oils the wheels of the world and we would all be stuck without it.
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