We are a support network and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We envision a new culture that allows the space and freedom for exploring different states of being, and recognizes that breakdown can be the entrance to breakthrough. We aim to create a language that is so vast and rich that it expresses the infinite diversity of human experiences.
The Advisory Board of the Icarus Project consists of individuals whose work is informed by experiences of mental health-based issues and oppression. This wonderful group of healers, cultural workers, community organizers, and rabble rousers advises The Icarus Project collective on our strategic and programmatic direction. Currently the Advisory Board is closed to new members, but we may open it to new members in the near future. Do you have interest in learning more about our Advisory Board?
The tragedy at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston is another event demonstrating the relentless racism against Black people, who are disproportionately targeted by police brutality and social violence. White people must participate in fighting racism and ensure that dialogue about this event centers the experiences of being Black in anti-Black America.
We are focused on cultivating a community of people who suffer from atypical experiences (that often get labeled as "mental illness") and feel disenfranchised from society as well as those who support them. Along with fostering a safe social atmosphere, we are committed to helping our members interface with the world and contribute their gifts and talents.