Felice Salmon is a community artist, youth empowerment educator, & radical homemaker connecting, creating, & contemplating in the East End of Lexington, KY since 2010.
I found my way into needlecraft alongside my grandma. From my mother, I learned about the power of community organizing and gentle connection. Following these two examples, I’ve spent my life practicing listening as a way to form connection and perfecting new stitches as a quiet form of protest. In 2007, I had the opportunity to work with young women in the Dominican Republic to help them gain access to their creative potential and economic power through needle and thread. This experience with traditional crafts taught me that stitching and community development merge powerfully. Since then, my work has moved through art education at neighborhood after-school programs toward radical domesticity and artmaking for social change within and around my home. My hope is to connect, create, and contemplate with others as we all journey toward finding a voice.