Huma Adnan Takes Stories Of Indigenous Artisans To Paris, Creating Milestone For Pakistan
There comes a pivotal moment in every individual’s life, when they realize that giving back is essential. After all, with the world around us crumbling under the pressure of man-made and natural disasters, grasping at each thread of goodness has become all the more imperative. Huma Adnan has been doing her part in the form of Craft Stories, where local artisans, who are either refugees, or come from less privileged socioeconomic backgrounds, are trained and paid to create jewellery.
These breathtaking trinkets contain stories of labor, love, loss, and survival. Moreover, they possess key cultural elements that immortalize identifiers of locales and regions of great historical significance. It is these very tales that Huma Adnan took alongside her to Paris, showcasing the same at various points in time. Lending a metaphorical microphone to veiled voices was the need of the hour. With that in mind, alongside her war cry for sustainability and green living, Huma ventured forth, creating incredible milestones for Pakistan in the process.
Invited as a guest speaker at
the WHO’s Next League Paris for the “Inclusion of Women in Creation” panel, in collaboration with ‘Fédération Française du Prêt à Porter Féminin,’ along with other exemplary speakers, Huma Adnan shed light on the experiences of women who have suffered and persevered, turning to art as a form of cathartic release, all while being empowered to benefit from their work monetarily.