At the tail end of the Summer of 2015 Alphabettes.org announced its existence with a friendly “Oh, Hello there!”. Saying it is the brainchild of German typographer and teacher Indra Kupferschmid, and American design educator and self-proclaimed type nerd Amy Papaelias would be telling only a small part of the story. This platform for supporting and promoting the work of all women in lettering, typography, and type design is a group effort, the collective voice of an impressive group of female creators. More a loose network than an actual organisation, Alphabettes currently counts 135 members from around the world. While this wonderful initiative provides new opportunities for women in our industry, a cynical person might wonder why inequality needs to be countered with exclusion. Because I personally am a big fan of Alphabettes I decided to ask Indra and Amy why they feel there is a need for an all-women typography blog.