How to be a craftivist with Sarah P Corbett
In this episode of The Writing Life podcast, Sarah P Corbett discusses the links between craftivism and wellbeing, and her new book ‘The Craftivism Collective Handbook’.

In this episode of The Writing Life podcast, NCW Chief Executive Peggy Hughes is joined by author and professional campaigner Sarah P Corbett to discuss craftivism, a form of activism and collective empowerment that is centered on practices of craft.

Sarah P Corbett is an activist, author, speaker, and the founder of Craftivist Collective. She is known for developing the ‘gentle protest’ approach to activism, which is activism that is slow, attractive, kind, strategic and deeply engaging. She is the author of three books on craftivism and her new book, The Craftivist Collective Handbook, which was published on 2 May 2024.

Together, Peggy and Sarah discuss her new book, The Craftivism Collective Handbook, which features instructions for twenty craftivism projects, and delves into the methodology on gentle craftivism. They also touch on how craft can provoke people to think about social change, the links between craftivism and wellbeing, and how social media enabled her to build a strong community of craftivists.

 

Sarah is joining us on Saturday 13 July to lead a Craftivism Masterclass. Book your space now →

 

Edited by Omni Mix


Sarah P Corbett was born 1983 into an activist family in Everton, Liverpool (her mothers parents ashes are actually in Norwich Cathedral! You can ask her all about that story!). A professional campaigner most recently with Oxfam GB, she works with charities, museums, galleries and unusual allies to reach new and nervous audiences to activism. Set up the Craftivist Collective in 2009, Sarah was included in the Crafts Council 2018 ‘Power List’. She helped create the Girlguiding Craftivism badge (2018), has exhibited in Stockholm (2015), Helsinki Design Week (2016) and her speech ‘Activism Needs Activists’ was chosen as a TED Talk of the Day.

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