"There is an urgent need to talk publicly about the relationship between social injustice and our mental health. We need to start redefining what it actually means to be mentally healthy, not just on an individual level, but on collective, communal, and global levels. This booklet is a valuable beginning of that conversation."
Sarah Quinter has made us an amazing new poster for the 10th Anniversary. We'll post post the B&W and full color versions here for download as they become available. Please feel free to download and put up around your town!
Laura-Marie is a long-time Icarus member based in Sacramento who has been interviewing folks involved in the Icarus Project for her zine Funtionally Ill.
In celebration of our 10th anniversary we are going to reprint a bunch of the interviews she's already done, and for anyone who's interested in being interviewed over email yourself, get in touch with her
“These forums saved my life, many times. People mentored me there, and gave me skills. Things I never would have thought of. These people and these skills are/were/will always be invaluable to my existence…[O]verwhelmingly, they gave me hope when I had none and MADE ME FEEL NOT ALONE. I am deeply, profoundly, eternally thankful for the Icarus forums."
Icarus has been around for a decade. There are all these people who love Icarus, who identify with its vision, have been influenced by its writings and art and community, who are doing good work in the world and being articulate and making beautiful things that make the world a better place. Creating a network of individuals who feel aligned with Icarus would be a way to channel some of that energy and make it easier for people to find one another.
Mad Brilliance in Motion is a collaborative video project that seeks to gather the collective narrative of The Icarus Project in multimedia form. We are seeking contributions of video pod's (3-7minute mini-video's) featuring words, images and audio files generated by Icarus members to create a collection of moving mosaics that represent this vibrant, diverse community of people exploring the space between madness and brilliance. Videos will be posted to a youtube account held by The Icarus Project for the purpose of giving voice and movement to the stories that we have captured and created on these pages
The Icarus Project is looking for video entries to be featured in an upcoming 10th anniversary web video currently in production. The vision is to have a montage of faces and voices each reading one of their favorite lines from an Icarus Project publication, meeting agreements, mission statement, conversations on the website, lines from Crooked Beauty, or anywhere that has been inspiring to you.