Cracks in the Biopsychiatric Armor: Redefining Mental Illness Together

Earlier this week we had visitors to New York City from the British Psychology Society come to share their most recent publication: Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia. The NYC Icarus Project invited Anne Cooke and Peter Kinderman to Bluestockings Bookstore and Cafe to give a well received presentation. The video is … Continue reading

Connecting the Dots: Disability Incarcerated

“Is it surprising” asked Michel Foucault, “that prisons resemble factories, schools, barracks, hospitals, which all resemble prisons”? Thus begins, Disability Incarcerated, a recent book about the intersection between disability justice activism and the Prison Industrial Complex. It is the first book of its kind, recently published, and it is actively … Continue reading

The Stars in Your Eyes Are Just Shattered Glass

Sometimes when I don’t sleep enough I start remembering buried things Here’s one memory that just rose to the surface: the first time I got locked up in the psych ward as an 18 year old, the thing I was most upset about was that there wasn’t a recording of … Continue reading

Speaking at the Disability Incarcerated Symposium and Gathering

Here’s the presentation I gave this afternoon in Berkeley. The woman who spoke before me, Ella Callow, was from the National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families, and she spoke with brutal clarity about the history of “Indian Schools,” the shameful history of white settler colonialism in the US, … Continue reading