Crafting as Subversive Resistance and Problematic Myopia: The Struggle for Intersectionality

Craftivism has been defined as “the practice of engaged creativity, especially regarding political or social causes.” Some feminists are using traditionally identified “feminine” crafts to reclaim their art and empower women. By using their creativity to make the world a better place, craftivists help bring change via personalized activism. Craftivism also gives women access to working on important social and political causes using domestic crafts. Yet, these same crafts can limit the intended audience when one person’s reality erases another. This panel will explore what adaptations craftivists must make if they are to become intersectional and truly effect social change.

Analyn Gourley
Nancy Ross
Jennifer Huss Basquiat