Stitchgasm! You Are So Very Beautiful by Betsy Greer


And now, for a Stitchgasm with soul.

You Are So Very Beautiful. X stitch by Betsy Greer, 2015.
You Are So Very Beautiful. X stitch by Betsy Greer, 2015.

Betsy Greer’s latest craftivism project, stitching these heartfelt and supportive affirmations, really speaks to me. It’s an important form of craftivism that we can do for ourselves.

Stop for a moment and ponder. How often do you shower yourself with negative messages about your perceived failings, flaws or lack of worth?

A collection, by Betsy Greer.
A collection, by Betsy Greer.

What if you pressed the pause button for a moment. What if, instead of putting energy into negative self-talk, you took the time to stitch positive, but never treacly, messages. What if, with each stitch, you remind yourself of an entirely different reality in which you are enough just as you are?

You Are So Very Worthy, by Betsy Greer.
You Are So Very Worthy, by Betsy Greer.

As Betsy writes on her website, “Craftivism is about healing ourselves as we stitch, and then healing the world with the product, so this project is about taking a microstep to help other people, to let them know that they are so very many wonderful things. And to remind ourselves that we are so many wonderful things.”

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Olisa Corcoran is a stitch artist and blogger living in Durham, NC. She speaks fluent Nuyorican and always keeps her dial turned to 11.
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