Gayle Lemmon: The Story of a Lifetime
6:45 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

The Story of a Lifetime

In 2005 Gayle Lemmon headed to Afghanistan for three weeks on a writing assignment for the Financial Times.  She hoped to find a meaningful story about entrepreneurs who were really making a difference.  Contacts of contacts put her in touch with a very young woman who had started a dressmaking business that supported her entire community under the rule of the Taliban.  Lemmon was struck most with the realization of just how much work woman were actually doing inside their homes during the years when they could not go outside.  The author will be speaking this evening at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe as part of the kick-off to the Santa Fe International Folk Market.  KUNM's Rita Daniels was able to have a conversation with the author over the phone last week.