Female empowerment and independence is an ever present theme at TRUSS, so we asked the women of our workshop in Oaxaca City for their perspective on what it means to be woman in Oaxaca in 2019:

Laura (aka Lauchis) is our woman on the ground: She’s out and about all day, every day meeting with artisans and bringing orders back to the workshop. And when the day is done, she’ll sit back with us and dish out all the chisme (gossip) she’s encountered throughout the day. She’s amazing, she’s our second mom, and TRUSS wouldn’t be the same without her. Another dedication to our all-women team “Being a woman is beautiful. I love being a mother, a wife, and a companion. Women are noble and some have a strong character (like me), but we good-hearted at the same time.”