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EPISODE 11: Sarah Corbett
Sarah Corbett, was an “activist in the womb.” She talks to Safia about growing up campaigning for social change and the experiences which led her to found the Craftivist Collective – a combination of craft and activism which has grown to be a global movement. Sarah discusses how the study of neuroscience informed the philosophy behind the movement and how quiet, handcrafted persuasion has succeeded in engaging “power makers” when louder forms of protest have not. The 10 point Craftivist Manifesto reflects the core element of craftivism which she sees a tool for “thinking about what we do and how we can be part of the solution.”
Dream making is her current project, encouraging us all to hand stitch our hopes for the future.
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How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest