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I learned everything I know about the problem of incarceration in the US from my friend, Piper Kerman, author of the memoir Orange is the New Black and the inspiration behind the hit Netflix show of the same title. Piper is an advocate for women and men who are or have been incarcerated, and she educates people by sharing her own experience in prison at the Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury, Connecticut—an act of bravery, in my opinion, given the stigma attached to being an “ex-con.”
When you hear the word “Leather”, there’s a good chance that Italy comes to mind. What if we told you one of the leather capitals of the world is actually in North America. Located in the center of Mexico, just a little northeast of Mexico city, sits Leon, Guanajuato. Nestled between vast mountain ranges at 6,000+ feet above sea level, stands a city that is as tough and malleable as the leather it produces.
Darzah is an empowering initiative, launched by professor and humanitarian Janette Habashi in 2008