Sarah Corbett is an award-winning activist, founder of the global Craftivist Collective and author of ‘How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest’. She is a weekly online agony aunt columnist for Lush called ‘The Activist Whisperer’ and a consultant on her unique ‘gentle protest’ methodology.
Sarah has helped change government laws, business policies as well as hearts and minds through her campaigning. She grew up in a low-income area of Liverpool into an activist family squatting to save social houses at the age of 3 (they won) as well as campaigning on global issues, winning lockers for her school aged 17 when her Head Teacher said it would be impossible and has worked as a professional activism manager for over a decade for Oxfam GB, Christian Aid and the UK Department for International Development.
Creating products and tools for individuals and groups around the world she has also worked with charities such as Save the Children and Mind the mental health organization, arts institutions such as Tate and V&A amongst others, and focuses on reaching new audiences with unusual allies such as Secret Cinema and Tatty Devine.
She teaches ‘gentle protest’ and craftivism in universities around the world from Parsons New School NYC to Helsinki University and her TED talk of the Day:’ Activism Needs Introverts’ has been viewed over a million times so far. Her new book “How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest” is now available in the UK and USA.