Congratulations to Anita Davis, author of What's Inside? A Century of Women and Handbags, 1900-1999, for receiving a 2018 Global Voice Award from the World Woman Foundation! We love and celebrate all you have done and continue to do for women locally and around the globe, Anita, and are humbled to have you in our Et Alia family of authors.
From the World Woman Foundation:
COMMUNITY LEADER OF THE YEAR: ANITA DAVIS
A Murfreesboro, Arkansas native, Anita Davis has breathed new life into Little Rock’s South Main Street neighborhood. She started the annual Arkansas Cornbread Festival in 2011 to support development projects and foster community. An eclectic, up-and-coming downtown neighborhood, SoMa is home to shops, a farmers’ market, restaurants, and Davis’ own passion project: the ESSE Purse Museum. One of only three purse museums in the world, ESSE was a traveling exhibit of a decades-old collection of handbags before becoming a permanent fixture inside a SoMa historic building in 2013. ESSE embodies Davis’ dream of exploring art, history and the feminine. One of only three purse museums in the world, ESSE Purse Museum & Store is the culmination of Anita’s passion of exploring women’s history and impact through art.