Episode 237 – Polilla Cooperative

Rosi and Annikki work together as Polilla Cooperative, an artisanal carpentry business in Mexico. They have found in carpentry, a trade traditionally viewed as a male practice, that as queer women their access to the profession is limited. They have also faced things like sexualization, harassment, and being treated as less capable, restricted to a secondary status.

Through their experiences of trying to learn while being treated as outsiders, they decided they wanted to build a collaborative learning space in which women and members of the queer community feel safe and can create a kinder working environment of equity between all participants.

You can follow along with Polilla on Instagram and you can support the cooperative here.

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