Celebrating the practice of gentle protest

Words change culture.

Yesterday I celebrated – via LinkedIn – with Sarah Corbett when The Oxford English Dictionary chose ‘craftivist’ as its word of the day.

OED Word of the Day: Craftivist, n. A person who creates and displays handmade objects, esp. items incorporating knitted or sewn text or imagery, to promote a political message or raise awareness of a social issue.

When a word enters common usage, a shift happens. It becomes part of the culture, and it gains traction.

Cheering you on, Sarah, in your work to promote and practice craftivism – engaging in the art of gentle protest.

~ To find out more about Sarah and what she is doing, visit the Craftivist-Collective. I have also profiled some of her work in Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without Shouting.