Black People Were the Original “Craftivists”

It’s time to reclaim our heritage as makers of things

Ruth Terry
ZORA

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Trigger warning: this article discusses the 2014 Ferguson protests.

AA few years ago, I took a part-time job at a local yarn store — or “LYS” as they’re known among fiber enthusiasts. I was a competent knitter; a (White) neighbor had taught me years before. But to do my job…

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Ruth Terry
ZORA

American freelancer in Istanbul writing about culture, mental health, race & travel. Bylines everywhere from Al Jazeera to Zora. Tw: @Ruth_Terry | IG: @ruth.ist