The Art Of Gentle Protest | Sarah Corbett
We're so pleased to introduce Sarah Corbett of Craftivist Collective!
A little bit about her and why she'll give a terrific TEDx talk: Sarah Corbett grew up in an activist family and has worked as a professional campaigner for 6 years, most recently with Oxfam. She started doing craftivism (craft + activism) in 2008 as a reaction to traditional aggressive or quick forms of activism. She set up the global Craftivist Collective in 2009 which now has thousands of supporters across the world taking part in craftivism projects. Sarah is one of the leading spokespeople in the craftivism movement and shares her message all over the world. Her solo exhibition ‘Gentle Protest’ has been shown in Stockholm and Helsinki and she sells products and delivers workshops and training all around the world. She's also the author of A Little Book of Craftivism and her second book, How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest will be out next autumn.
Sarah's favourite TED talk: Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts because it helped her stop being a burnt-out activist/craftivist and learn more about the strengths of being an introvert in activism, rather than focus on the struggles of being an introverted activist.
Here's what Sarah wants you to take away from her talk: That gently protesting can be more effective and fits our values more than aggressive activism.