Illustrations by Marlowe Dobbe
Close your eyes and picture a mover. But before you describe what he looks like, hold off just yet.
Nowadays, they might just be a woman.
Women in the moving industry are beginning to grow in numbers. Not in droves – you would easily make a comfortable living betting against a female mover showing up on moving day. But their presence in an extremely male dominated industry is strengthening up and down the industry ladder: owners, managers, yes – clerical workers, and now finally, movers.
As with many markets where the workforce is typically gendered, women are beginning to get hired. And they are coming to move your furniture.