Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, and while it may not be a national holiday here in the US, we just wanted to raise a virtual glass to three women who are helping to make the world a better place So here’s to Alice Waters, who through her cookbooks and Berekley, CA restaurant, Chez Panisse, has schooled the western world in the concept of slow food and reminded us that eating locally grown fresh produce is the most delicious way to go. And to Majora Carter, who brought green roofs to the buildings of New York’s South Bronx and continues to work tirelessly to advance the cause of sustainable living. And also to Sarah Cihat, a Brooklyn artist who rehabilitates old ceramic dishes by re-glazing them with her own designs– saving them from the landfill with style.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg– there are so many women all over the world doing incredible things… We’d like to hear about the women who inspire you, so leave us a comment below!
photograph of Cihat by Marianne Rafter