Day in the Life || Sari Bari

[Kolkata, India]

Sari Bari is a place of vibrancy, of color, of life, of freedom. It is a place that one cannot easily forget, a place where hope is fought for tenaciously, where stories are sacred, where women are engaged in the daily work of redemption. It is not a place of romanticized ideals or tidy “success stories,” but an ongoing labor of love and community where celebration and tears, laughter and mourning, and all the rhythms of real life are played out.

If you haven’t already heard us rave about the women of Sari Bari, here are some more posts to familiarize you with the ways they have burrowed into our hearts.

This “Day in the Life” session is different than most, and your first question may be: where are all the faces? Read this first and then come back and enjoy the beauty of Sari Bari through the colors, designs, fabrics and the hands that stitch them into new life.


When Life Kills the Dream

co-written by Becca & Andrew What is your dream? If time, money and education were not issues, what would you do? What is your dream? A few nights ago, when with a group [...]


Joy in the Dark Places

There have been seasons when I lost joy. I lost sight of it in the dark winding staircases of brothels; in the doubt, loss, injustice, heartache and disillusionment. Where is joy w[...]



I pack bags; I tie tags; I cut strings; I fold Saris; I’m interrupted. A woman, usually Shanti* puts 2 biscuits in my right hand. In my left, she sets a plastic red mug filled 1/3 [...]


Black Sea Portraits

Perhaps the single most significant aspect of our 18 month journey has been the many people we have been honored to know along the way. For our final three months - which we sp[...]