Vermont Folklife Center
Vision & Voice Documentary Workspace
88 Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05753
January 4, 2013 – Janurary 23, 2013
Vermont Works for Women is proud to present Labor of Love, an exhibit of photos and interview excerpts that recognizes and honors 29 women who are passionate about their work, who are an inspiration to others, and who exemplify excellence in their field. The honorees – who are an inspiration to others and who exemplify excellence in their fields – come from all parts of Vermont. They are farmers, doctors, tattoo artists, college presidents, electricians, and general store clerks. They hail from Newport to Vernon. They are young and young-at-heart, well-known and not.
“Through Labor of Love, we have the invaluable opportunity to discuss our experience of work … so let’s do it!” exhorted Tiffany Bluemle, Executive Director of Vermont Works for Women. “Let’s talk about the choices we’ve made and the twists and turns of our individual journeys. They are stories worth sharing. They can help us to think differently, or more expansively. They can bolster our resolve when patience wears thin. They can help us tolerate periods of ambiguity. And, because storytelling is an act of communion between two or more people, it has the potential to forge relationships that can support us over the long haul.”
Labor of Love was created in collaboration with the Vermont Folklife Center and made possible by support from the Vermont Women’s Fund and FairPoint Communications. “FairPoint is proud to support Vermont Works for Women and congratulates the organization on a quarter-century of helping women achieve economic independence,” said Mike Smith, Vermont state president for FairPoint Communications. “The breadth and depth of the Labor of Love honorees is truly inspiring and a beacon to all Vermont women as they pursue their potential.”
From January 4 through the 26th, Labor of Love will be on display at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. The exhibit will travel to additional venues across the state throughout 2013. For more information on upcoming exhibit locations, go to http://www.vtworksforwomen.org/laboroflove.