In this episode, I talk to cross-stitcher and activist Sarah Corbett about Mogwai, chocolate, embroidered hankies, cheeky puns, and sparking conversations about social justice one stitch at a time.
Sarah is the founder of Craftivist Collective, a global social enterprise that uses craft as a tool for gentle actions aimed at influencing long-term change.
“I didn’t fit into activism, and it didn’t come naturally to me, but I did want to fight for a better world in a more respectful and loving way.”
Want to get involved? Get inspired by Sarah’s Little Book of Craftivism, stitch the face of your favorite change maker, or show your local representatives you care by hand-embroidering a personal message, encouraging them to use their power and influence to make a positive difference.
Photos: Craftivist Collective.
Show Opener: Salt-n-Pepa, Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Melanie and Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)
Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft – Carpenters
The Craft – Blackalicious
Going Down to Liverpool – The Bangles
Two Rights Make One Wrong – Mogwai
Show Closer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Tricky, Dusty Springfield and Isaac Hayes
Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism, by Betsy Greer
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell
The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate, by George Lakoff
Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story, by Frederik Peeters
To Kill A Mockingbird