“If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind and fair, then shouldn’t our activism be beautiful, kind and fair?” It’s obvious when you hear someone say it. So why is so much activism loud and aggressive? Sarah Corbett burnt out on just this kind of activism, partly because she’s an introvert, and partly because she increasingly doubted its effectiveness. So she formed the Craftivist Collective “an inclusive group of people committed to using thoughtful, beautiful crafted works to help themselves and encourage others be the positive change they wish to see in the world.”
Sarah’s is a fascinating story. And the collective she founded is a truly inspiring and challenging movement!
Photograph by Jenny Lewis
If you want to dig deeper into the world of craftivism, then we highly recommend Sarah’s book How to Be a Craftivist: The Gentle Art of Protest. And check out her TEDx talks, Activism Needs Introverts and The Art of Gentle Protest.