“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.”Susan B. Anthony

On the heels of Saudi Arabian women’s newly attained right to drive and just a few days away from the United States’ Fourth of July celebration, “independence” is on the forefront of our minds–more specifically female independence. This week we take a deeper look at the amendments, acts, and organizations championed by countless brave women across the decades that have made it possible for the modern woman to live with a sense of independence and grant the power to wield control over her livelihood, body, relationships, and political voice.

“The Butterfly Effect: Female Independence”

The Equal Pay Act of 1963

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” – The 19th Amendmend

“How Planned Parenthood Changed Everything”

“It is an important mission of Alabama Chanin to bring as much work as possible…to our local artisans who are able to work from their own homes, run their own businesses, and be in charge of their own lives and families.”

UN Women

Nest: Women’s empowerment in the handworker economy

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Violence Against Women Act

Where does your state stand?

In Alabama: July 4th is a much-anticipated holiday here at Alabama Chanin. Explore a few of our favorite memories from the Journal here, here, and here, and Natalie’s recipe for Savory Star Biscuits here.


@ Alabama Chanin
In observance of Independence Day, The Factory Store and Café and all Alabama Chanin offices, including customer service and shipping, will be closed Wednesday, July 4th. We hope you have a memorable and safe holiday.

@ The School of Making
Join us at First Tuesdays on July 3rd for a morning of making and fellowship.

@ The Factory Store + Café
Lunch + Saturday brunch menu here

A summer staple, the Heirloom BLT, is back on the menu. Toasted ciabatta topped with Bluewater Creek Farm greens, thick-sliced bacon, locally grown heirloom tomatoes, and aioli is served with your choice of chips. Come in and grab yours this week.

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