Promoting visibility for Mad people

“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it."  - Robin Williams [July 29th 1951 - August 11th 2014]

Oh Captain my Captain

You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it."
Robin Williams
[July 29th 1951 - August 11th 2014]

Oh Captain my Captain

Supermoon!

big bright moon

even bigger brighter moon

childservices:

therapist: start from the beginning
me: well im a Gemini

andreashettle:

fuckyeahmadpride:

Photo from the rally for the CRPD on Tuesday.
Washington DC, USA
- US CRPD Ratification Resources
- How to Meet Your Senator (or their staff ) to Advocate for the CRPD
- Big list of Senators and their phone numbers - voicemails count!

Also, Senators who really need to hear from CRPD supporters, even if you’re not from their state: 
http://ramblingjustice.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/after-the-disability-treaty-rally-yes-we-still-need-your-calls-to-senators/
And, the Action Center at this web site has phone numbers for your Senators and a suggested script you can use for talking to their staff on the phone.  It also has a template email you can use, and a petition for you to sign: http://disabilitytreaty.org 

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andreashettle:

fuckyeahmadpride:

Photo from the rally for the CRPD on Tuesday.

Washington DC, USA

- US CRPD Ratification Resources

- How to Meet Your Senator (or their staff ) to Advocate for the CRPD

- Big list of Senators and their phone numbers - voicemails count!

Also, Senators who really need to hear from CRPD supporters, even if you’re not from their state: 

http://ramblingjustice.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/after-the-disability-treaty-rally-yes-we-still-need-your-calls-to-senators/

And, the Action Center at this web site has phone numbers for your Senators and a suggested script you can use for talking to their staff on the phone.  It also has a template email you can use, and a petition for you to sign: http://disabilitytreaty.org 

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my illness is mental
my tux is a rental
rose scattered impossible
sailor moon in the hospital

David Patrick Bernard Norris is an Irish scholar, independent Senator, and gay and civil rights activist.  In this video he is addressing the Irish Parliament.

Here is the transcript.

Photo from the rally for the CRPD on Tuesday.
Washington DC, USA
- US CRPD Ratification Resources
- How to Meet Your Senator (or their staff ) to Advocate for the CRPD
- Big list of Senators and their phone numbers - voicemails count!

You may know that the Disability Treaty is a crucial international agreement protecting the human rights of 1 billion people with disabilities around the world: 147 countries have ratified it, but the U.S. has not. Not familiar with it? Visit http://disabilitytreaty.org/ and read the CRPD 1 Pager at http://bit.ly/CRPD1Pager. Learn why more than 800 disability, veterans, faith, business, and human rights organizations support it.

Please join the July 29 rally for the “Disability Treaty” (called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD) in Washington DC!

We will gather at 12:15 pm on Tuesday, July 29 on 3rd Street NW between Pennsylvania Avenue NW and Maryland Avenue SW.

If you’ll be in DC on July 29, please join the rally! (via disabilityhistory)

Tomorrow!

fuckyeahmadpride:

Choices and Rights

Disabled Girls Talk Episode 1: Generation ADA

The full transcript can be found here!

disabilityhistory:

Happy 24th anniversary to the ADA! Thanks to all the crips and gimps and wheelies and walkies and all the other activists who made this happen in 1990. If you don’t know your history, watch this video. 

queerability:

Queerability Celebrates the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act!

To learn more about the history of the ADA, go to the link in the title.

[above are three photos of a protest banner on the ground outside of Columbia University.  On it are written messages, I transcribed the ones I can read below.  There’s also a painting of the Palestinian flag, as well as a depiction of two people of color, I think a Palestinian man and a black woman, holding hands with a fire in between them, like holding hands through the fire.  That’s where it says Solidarity.  There’s another painted image of a person of color in orange, a prison inmate.  There’s a depiction of a silhouette of a little girl holding balloons which are carrying her up, and this is in reference to a super famous piece of art that Banksy did on the Israeli West Bank Barrier aka The Wall.  Here’s an excerpt from an article about it: “How illegal is it to vandalize a wall,” asks Banksy in his website introduction to his Wall project, “if the wall itself has been deemed unlawful by the International Court of Justice? The Israeli government is building a wall surrounding the occupied Palestinian territories. It stands three times the height of the Berlin wall and will eventually run for over 700km - the distance from London to Zurich. The International Court of Justice last year ruled the wall and its associated regime is illegal. It essentially turns Palestine into the world’s largest open-air prison.”  I took these photos of the banner in March or maybe April, 2014.]

"Columbia is invested in the largest private prison company in the U.S. (CCA) and the largest private security company in the world (G4S).  Columbia, stop profiting from the incarceration of people of colour!  COLUMBIA PRISON DIVEST."

"Separate and Unequal."

"Columbia, stop expanding Harlem."

"Gentrification = Displacement."

"END ISRAELI APARTHEID."

"Solidarity!"

END ISRAELI APARTHEID
(This is a photo I took outside of Columbia University in NYC in March.)

END ISRAELI APARTHEID

(This is a photo I took outside of Columbia University in NYC in March.)

stigmastopshere:

Did I Take My Meds Tonight?

And If Not, How Long Before My Bod Lets Me Know?

the thrilling tale

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