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Portable Homes: Letters to the Bodies of Domestic Violence Survivors

Portable Homes is an anthology of letters collected from domestic violence survivors who wrote to one of their body parts, as they were told or forced to believe that their bodies are not safe-spaces; their bodies, their homes, became sites of reclamation. Uncensored, raw, and full of movement--this is a book filled with violence, healing, and people with body parts.Learn More →
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Mindful Occupation: Rising Up Without Burning Out

There is an urgent need to talk publicly about the relationship between social injustice and our mental health. We need to redefine what it actually means to be mentally healthy, not just on an individual level, but on collective, communal, and global levels. Involvement in activism can make people especially prone to highs and lows. The booklet begins with a chapter that asks, “What is Radical Mental Health?” followed by chapters that explicitly connect the pharmaceutical industry and psychiatric establishment with the larger message of Occupy. It discusses the importance of self-care, mutual aid, and coping skills in times of stress and includes material about first aid for emotional trauma, navigating crisis, and healing from and preventing sexual assault. This material can be used to help facilitate teach-ins, skill-shares, and peer-support groups to help sustain movements over the long term.Learn More →