Out of Sight, Out of Mind

“Because when some people are invisible, everyone suffers.” – Gloria Steinem

Several months ago, I was standing in my local fabric store, looking at miles and miles of fasteners, knowing I was far out of my creative depth. (To call my sewing skills “adequate” would be charitable, if I’m being honest.)

As I stood considering, a lady browsing nearby flagged down a store employee and requested help to find a specific item. The employee slowed just slightly and gestured vaguely toward where I stood, saying, “Oh, there’s probably something down there” before continuing past the woman.

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