Attempting to address each item in the Craftivist Collective's Manifesto (1), this week I will reflect on number three, "Solidarity not Sympathy", which is clarified as "preserving the dignity of others by showing solidarity with them in your craft. Understand their struggles and you will understand their solutions. Activism is not about charity."

This particular item in the manifesto continues to create perso...

Two weeks ago I outlined how I will be continuing to investigate textiles and how they reify colonial capitalist ideologies through economic chains that bring about ecological and social trauma.  Before I begin to write too deeply about the research, I thought I would take the opportunity to outline what Re-Craftivism is and where it originated from within contemporary Western culture. This week I will write abou...

July 12, 2018

Well today was the day where I finally let go of any imperfections that may still exist in my thesis paper and uploaded it to the digital world.   It was amazing how many times I was able to refine each sentence to arrive at statements that were less informed by my personal beliefs and reflective more of the research.  As I reread each paragraph over and over, I could help but feel a bit of nostalgia for the last...

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