Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy

Welcome to Thread & Therapy! Thanks for reading my blog and indulging in this small corner of the internet. I started Thread & Therapy because I wanted to cut through the toxic positivity that can exist within online sewing spaces. I also wanted to connect with other sewists.

With that goal in mind, there are a few things you need to know.

This is an anti-racist blog. I’m committed to dismantling systemic racism wherever I see it in the sewing community. I’m committed to fostering a safe space for all BIPOC folks, sexualities, gender identities, abilities, disabilities, body types, and ages. Sewing is for everyone.

I have some basic guiding principles for how I expect folks to interact in the comments section on Thread & Therapy.

  • Be respectful. You can have a difference in opinion without resorting to name-calling, harassment, and bullying. If a conversation isn’t productive, take a breather.
  • Acknowledge and respect differing experiences. No two people have the same experiences in life. Embrace nuances.
  • Do not tone police.
  • Any harassment or hateful conduct will not be tolerated. That includes, but is not limited to: racism, microaggressions, anti-Blackness, homophobia, transphobia, body-shaming, ageism, and ableism. (Reverse racism isn’t a thing, either.)
  • Do not put the burden on marginalized people to explain certain social issues to you. You can use Google or read a book.

Diversify your feeds

  • #SewOver50: A hashtag focusing on sewers over 50, because “sewing isn’t just for grandmas” is ageist as hell.