Minnesota Monthly | Women’s Woodshop

“I hear from so many women saying, ‘I always wanted to do this,’ or, ‘I wasn’t allowed in the shop,’ or, ‘I just didn’t think I could.’ There’s just a variety of things that hold us back from it, and some of them are totally practical, like it’s really expensive to purchase all of these tools, or there’s a space restriction. But a lot of times, it’s just like, ‘I didn’t feel comfortable working in these other spaces.’ And there are community ed classes, but there’s not too many just for women, and often those classes are taught by men. So trying to change who is in the leadership role while teaching these classes is really important to me.”

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