How to be a Craftivist

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Unbound Publishing, Oct 5, 2017 - Crafts & Hobbies - 320 pages

'This is mindful activism . . . thought-out, strategic and engaging' Guardian

'I love what Sarah does! It's quiet activism for everyone including introverts' Jon Ronson

'Sarah Corbett mixes an A-grade mind with astonishing creativity and emotional awareness' Lucy Siegle

If we want a world that is beautiful, kind and fair, shouldn't our activism be beautiful, kind and fair?

**Award-winning campaigner and founder of the global Craftivist Collective Sarah Corbett shows how to respond to injustice not with apathy or aggression, but with gentle, effective protest.

This is a manifesto – for a more respectful and contemplative activism; for conversation and collaboration where too often these is division and conflict; for using craft to engage, empower and encourage us all to be the change we wish to see in the world.

Sarah's craftivism has helped change laws and business policies as well as hearts and minds; here, with thoughtful principles and practical examples, she shows that quiet action can speak as powerfully as the loudest voice.



Gentle Protest
Slow Activism
Mindful Activism
Communal Crafting
Inner Activism
The Gift
Graceful Activism
Compete with Beauty
The Message
Catalyst not Conclusion

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About the author (2017)

Sarah Corbett is an award-winning activist, Ashoka Fellow and founder of the global Craftivist Collective. She was born into an activist family in a low-income area of Liverpool and has worked in campaigning for over a decade, most recently with the UK Department for International Development and Oxfam GB. Sarah set up the Craftivist Collective in 2009, providing products and services to help individuals, groups and organisations become effective changemakers using her unique 'gentle protest' methodology. Corbett regularly gives talks around the world and her TED Talk, 'Activism Needs Introverts', has received over a million views so far.