A Little Book of Craftivisim – Review

The other day I posted a couple of my concrete poems for the #somum chat. I enjoy participating in live twitter chats. It gives you an opportunity to connect with like-minded people, and sometimes you may even get free goodies.

IMG_4637 I was sent a copy of A Little Book of Craftivism by Sarah Corbett for participating in the September #somum chat.

So… What is craftivism? The introduction tells us Betty Greer coined the term in 2003 – “a way of looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper.” And wouldn’t you know it? I have a craftivist in my own home.

bethechange My husband has made several “be the change” pennies, handing them out to people who need (or want) change.

IMG_4638 This is the page, that as a poet, caught my attention. Yes, even poetry can change the world – 100TPC.

I have not attended a 100TPC event yet. 1) No one in my local area has put one together and 2) I am not bold enough to organize an event myself. I do dabble in poetry for change though. Septolets for October:

October
brings awareness
to women
battered and bruised

Stand up
say No to
violence!

Pink
paints the world
all month long

Women fighting
breast cancer
triumph in
October

If you are an activist tired of just signing your name on the dotted line of petitions or marching in a protest rally the government doesn’t acknowledge, you will enjoy reading A Little Book of Craftivism. It has great pictures and how to instructions to help you get crafty about your activism.

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2 thoughts on “A Little Book of Craftivisim – Review

  1. Very cool! Oasis has a bumper sticker on her door “be the change you want to see in the world” — something like that.

    We’re supposed to wear purple for domestic violence awareness… I like pink and purple. Thanks for sharing your poem.

    • The exact quote is – “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

      I wasn’t aware purple was the color for domestic violence. I like the way pink and purple look together just not on me. I’ll keep my activism in the poetry. 😉

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