Why Big Red Diary?

kellen lignier’s story


The newly married Kellen Lignier was bored in her new life, since she didn’t know the language and hadn’t yet made friends in France.

So she began working alongside her husband in the vineyards. That wasn’t always smiled upon, Lignier said.

“A woman’s job was to provide heirs,” she said. “Or if they wanted to work in the office, that was free labor. Some people even believe that a woman can cause a wine to go bad.”

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