I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine who had read one my blog posts about working moms and stay-at-home moms. She asked me to write more about the similarities, how we should appreciate and respect and support each other, rather than see ourselves as separate from each other. So I thought I would share a true story about women in Kabul during the Taliban occupation of their city that really shows what women can do when they come together, support each other and believe in one another. It is inspiring and all about what it means to “lean in.”
The book also reminded me how little you know of a faraway people or culture if your knowledge is based merely on news coverage. To read an engaging story of how one woman made do during the Taliban occupation of Kabul, and to better understand what will happen if they re-take that country, read The Dressmaker of Khair Khana. My book review is at http://voices.yahoo.com/a-book-review-dressmaker-khair-khana-12200073.html.