In a community where the average age of a weaver is 50 years old, Riza stands out not just as one of the youngest craftswomen but also as the youngest leader of a weaving association in the area. When she was entrusted with the task of leading the group in the village of Bariwon, she was hesitant to step into the role.
Tarish Zamora, or Trish as her friends call her, stands in the surf looking out at the vast ocean. The water flows and crashes around her. Surfers in the line-up feel the energy in the water, anticipating the next wave to ride. Suddenly, the water swells as they start to paddle out. Tarish assumes her position, digging her feet in the sand and ready to snap the magic moments of surfers riding the waves.
The most vital thing we have learned is that when women are given a choice and given the chance to take control, they are empowered. When women are empowered, people around her feel this way as well. Because when women dream, they dream beyond themselves.
From cozy coffee shops to seaside workstations, freelancers have mastered the art of working from just about anywhere. Tin Advincula shares tips on how to prepare for meetings to help you bag projects and partners!
Liz Cabrera of Works of Heart first laid eyes on Woven’s vibrant laptop sleeves at Roots Katipunan. The affair blossomed as Liz learned more about Woven’s story leading her to strike up a potential collaboration with Woven. This is the story of our creative collaboration with Alternative.ph.