For nearly two decades, I have written about mental health, trauma, addiction, and suicide as matters of social justice. I’m currently a freelance political correspondent with Mad in America, writing at the intersection of mental health, politics, and technology.In my writing, I critique the Western "medical model" of mental health that pathologizes our pain instead of validating it.
I also hope to offer some alternative visions to the status quo, understanding there is no one-size-fits-all to personal and collective liberation. With my words, I seek to navigate and illuminate pathways to reclamation and survival in an unjust, burning world.
Below is a collection of other writing that reflects my approach:
Leah Harris on Mental Health as a Social Justice Issue (Psychology Today)
A Radical New Direction for Suicide Prevention and Care: A Review of Susan Stefan's book Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws (HuffPost)
Decolonizing our minds, freeing our spirits: some thoughts on a language of liberation (Everything Matters: Beyond Meds)
From self-care to collective caring (Mad in America)
Listening is an act of love (Medium)
You can read full collections of my writing at: