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cactus blooms

I did a stressful thing, pertaining to radical mental health.  It was so meaningful and important to me, and totally a big deal.  So I told Ming–I’m going to do this stressful thing, and I need your help.  Afterward, I can’t do anything.  I need to just rest.  Will you help me? He said yes. … Read More »

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the back entrance to a psych hospital

Ming had a doctor’s appointment that was supposed to be virtual, but last minute he heard from the office that he needed to be there in person.  So we went to a medical part of town, across from the children’s hospital.  I walked during his appointment, and it was pretty miserable.  I saw something disturbing… Read More »

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taunting NAMI

When I saw the NAMI table at the SWANfest, I started daydreaming about taunting NAMI. Taunting NAMI is a fantasy more than a reality.  But NAMI represents the powerful standard belief that the system is good, and we just have to try harder to adapt ourselves to it.  Normal is desirable and within reach, if… Read More »

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great listener

I made this meme about how to be a great listener. What do you think?  That’s pretty much my method. suspending disbelief The pitfall to my listening style is I leave my judgment at the door and sometimes forget to pick it up on my way out. Oops–I over-believed again.  I like to suspend disbelief,… Read More »

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interview with David Rovics

On April 21 at 10am pacific, David Rovics will interview me, Laura-Marie River Victor Peace.  Will we talk about radical mental health, fat liberation, peace work, resisting capitalism for fun?  No one knows, what this interview with David Rovics holds. Oh, probably we’ll discuss zines.  Probably the test site.  Maybe art, where I come from,… Read More »