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“Women’s Work,” the book that wants to show all work is women’s work

Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Mar 4, 2020
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Sophi Davis, a rancher and marketer based in Montana, is featured in Chris Crisman's book, "Women's Work." Chris Crisman
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“Women’s Work,” the book that wants to show all work is women’s work

Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Mar 4, 2020
Sophi Davis, a rancher and marketer based in Montana, is featured in Chris Crisman's book, "Women's Work." Chris Crisman
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It started with a butcher, who’d just left her job as a graphic designer. Several years later, photographer Chris Crisman had photographed and interviewed 60 women in different professions, from miners to Hollywood stuntwomen and coffee roasters to CEOs. And one retired dog groomer, Crisman’s mother, Karen Crisman, who ran a dog grooming business out of her home for four decades.

The photos and essays are the subject of Crisman’s book, “Women’s Work.” He and Karen spoke with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about the photos in the book, and how the project came together.

Click the audio player above to hear the interview.

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