My name is Mary Smith and I have worked as a cotton spinner the majority of my life.
I've seen adaptation to change in almost every aspect of peoples lives, from work to home.
I'd like to believe that future advancements in our world can lead to equality and even more effecient methods of production.
I have lived longer than the majority of my friends and family, for I have surpassed the average age for living, but I assume that is because my story must be told. I have worked in my home for a large part of my life, and I have seen the changes in rates of importing and exporting goods and the changes in our devices we use for creating materials, as we began moving into working in factories.
I have seen and endured many changes throughout my life, and the people in my life as well as myself are having to adapt to the changes this new era is bringing our way. Cotton spinning has provided women and girls the opportunity to have other jobs aside from aiding the children and maintaining the home. However we women are granted far less hours in a week to work in the factories than those compared to men, as we are believed to be less able-bodied which I personally find to be false.
As I am nearing the end of my life, I am coming to realize how fortunate I am to see these changes from farming and struggling to produce resources to our country becoming a staple of trade. I know that time will continue to change after I've passed and I have come to hope that these changes will lead to a better future for the lives of family and women. I believe that even though equality seems far off now, it is attainable and if we can procure advanced technologies like that in factories, who's to say we can't be equal.