Sep 7 2022
“Instead of thinking, ‘we should,’ I just said, ‘I will.’”
You’re skilled in the arts and you want to use those skills to make change, so what do you do?
For Shannon Downey, a.k.a. Badass Cross Stitch, the answer was simple: Build a community of craft lovers and doers, and connect them with activists, issue-based craft challenges, fundraising opportunities, bystander training and advocacy workshops, and, of course, each other. Shannon tells us how she took her love of embroidery and lifelong passion for political action and combined the two.
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