26 Mar Hear me (SC) nervously on Radio Gorgeous talking about craftivism- eek! :s
In February we got an email from the lovely Beth Farrow who is a producer at Radio Gorgeous asking if I (Sarah C) could go in to their studio and have a 20 minute interview about craftivism and the Craftivist Collective. 20 minutes felt like such a long time but Beth was so lovely in her emails and really keen for their listeners to hear about craftivism and what we are up to. The description of the station is: “Radio Gorgeous is the radio show where women do the talking. Women’s voices on culture, comedy, style, society and wellbeing. On Radio Gorgeous you’ll only hear women’s voices – redressing the male bias in mainstream media with a little positive discrimination.” So I nervously said yup I’ll go on because it seemed like such a great platform to share craftivism with a new audience.
So…. on 13th March I went nervously to the studio of Radio Gorgeous to do a live (LIVE! Eek!!) interview about craftivism. The are a pretty new station and just moved into a new studio. I prepared my notes with a giant list of craftivism benefits I wanted to tell listeners- too many to reel off really. Plus I brought some physical examples of our crafty activism, our portfolio and flyers for the DJ and producer to see and refer to if needed. The producer Beth, DJ Donna and lovely intern (eek I forgot her name- sorry!:s) were all so lovely and gave me a cuppa to calm my nerves and chatted to me whilst music was playing.
I really hope I do the Collective and craftivism movement justice on this show. I’ve noticed lots of mistakes and wish I had talks more about the benefits of craftivism but I will try and learn from that and hope there might be another chance to go on the radio and talk more coherently and confidently about this beautiful growning movement of craftivists.