"In September 2011, a group of women volunteering for IRMO decided it was time to make their mark and overcome the gender inequalities they and their clients face in their daily lives. Issues such as poverty, labour abuses and domestic violence kept cropping up time and time again so the women of IRMO decided to stand together to challenge these injustices, and thus El Costurero was born.
The aim was to create an open and free space where people from different backgrounds could share their thoughts on issues that affect them such as maternity, domestic violence, female representation, as well as topics about community empowerment, cooperativism and the arts. With a strong belief that gender stereotypes are still discriminative and inflexible, the group promotes critical thinking, innovative solutions and the questioning of taken for granted assumptions.
Sometimes they sew, sometimes they chat, sometimes they get angry and march for women's rights. But what they always do is listen, create, stand up for justice, and have a good time doing it."
-= EL COSTURERO GALLERY =-