The Icarus Project is in the process of redeveloping our front-page blog as a space for powerful, transgressive stories, articles, interviews, and resources that aren’t being widely published in other alternative mental health media outlets. We want to center the voices and badass organizing of people of color, queers, working-class folks, people with disabilities, and other marginalized voices, offering space not only for counter narratives to the biomedical model of psychiatry, but also for a lot more beauty and brilliance in who gets to speak.
We want to expand the dialogue regarding mental health, human rights, liberation and healing. We hope to encourage reflection about how factors such as race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, immigration status, inter-generational poverty, and community culture play a role in how people experience "mental health" and the mental health system. We want to talk about who has access to services, both mainstream and alternative, and who doesn’t. We want to interact with growing movements in healing justice, disability justice, and prison abolition.
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