In pre-Communist China, women in the small villages of Hunan Province developed their own secret writing system. They used this script to communicate with each other because they were not allowed to go to school and learn Mandarin. The script is called Nu Shu, which simply means women's writing. It was usually sewn into household linens as decoration, in order to disguise its true purpose. We will explore the history of this phenomenon and what it means to live and try to speak out in a closed society.