Icarus Project, 2010-2011

I joined with a US network of mad activists challenging and reimagining the ways in which madness is culturally represented and treated – metaphorically and literally. We wrote and facilitated a workshop for student mental health workers; participated in the making of ‘safe spaces’ at the Zucotti Park, NYC, during Occupy Wall Street (OWS); co-produced a zine, Mindful Occupation, on a radical approach to mental health for activist movements; and published in N+1 Occupy to disrupt assumptions about violence, racism, and madness in OWS, which is now a chapter in Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice, and Decolonizing Disability.