The Value of Social Work

I just finished The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. This was chosen as a light read (meaning not work oriented), but the topic itself is not light. The book is about Kamila Sidiqi and other women of Afghanistan before, during, and after the Taliban’s rise to power. The book is about a young woman who reinvented herself as an entrepreneur (becoming a dressmaker) to provide for her family while bringing hope and employment to dozens of women in war-torn Kabul who would otherwise have been unemployed.

I found after reading this book my thoughts turned to social work. Should we, like many professions, narrow our niche or should we continue to become more entrepreneurial?…

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