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.


To the Market

The air shimmers with the heat, the murky late morning haze. The damp air envelopes, weighing and slowing. You step down the 13 stairs and greet the neighbor perched in her doo[...]


Someone Made These

I watch her stitch each and every stitch with intentionality. Not slowly, she’s been doing this for years. Her hand moves up and down precisely. She leans over the sari, colored cr[...]


We Hold On To These Moments

We hold on to these moments, When her weathered hand adorned with silver rings scoops chicken from her bowl to ours, When she walks up the stairs in her Christmas sari, laughing [...]


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 [...]