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D.I.Y. is the shortened form of “Do it Yourself!” This term was popular from the early 1900’s onward, as a way to save money on home improvement and go for it yourself!

Even before the term started, there was always a sense of doing things with other women, think about the sewing circles in the 1600’s or 1700’s, there would be embroidery parties for the rich women.   They certainly could afford for someone else to complete their embroidery, but there was a sense of camaraderie sitting with other women, chatting and performing a task.

Before this we could think about any part of history where women performed an arts and craft job, they would spin together, they would sew together, they would cook together. All of these “house hold tasks” were shaped by women and getting together and working hard.

In the 1940’s there were quilting circles, each woman sewing on a different square to send to the troops during WW2. All of these acts were necessary, but developed amongst other women.

In the 1950’s this is when DIY became not only helping out your house, but considered as a fun activity amongst friends or as a hobby. And now we watch all kinds of DIY TV shows on HGTV or in magazines, but we can still remember that it came from the toiling of women’s labor to bring us these fun crafts we do together as females.

About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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