Monday, April 26, 2010

On the Radio, like Donna Summer to listen to me speak like an expert about mental illness and stigma and the Firewalkers Project.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

San Fran

I came to San Francisco to talk about Firewalkers. First with Wendy at Underground Ads, the amazing folks who did the graphic design for the book (, then to the staff at New Leaf (a LGBT counselling center), then at Modern Times Bookstore ( which has been collectively owned since 1971 and still remains vibrant and vital. My new friend Sascha Alman Dubrul wrote this fantastic post about the event: (while you are at the Icarus site, be sure to poke around. They are forerunners in the mad pride movement and this site is packed with great info and an excellent forum)

It has been an enormous blessing for me to connect with people locally and nationally who are thinking about what it means to be "mentally ill", how to treat those who struggle and where we would like to go from here. San Fransisco has its own flavor - thoughtful and progressive among other things. I was happy to bring my bumpkin vibe and feel the love!

Some street images from the Mission where I am staying with friends:

Friday, April 2, 2010

Neither here nor there

A) I was in Urban Outfitters with time to kill.
B) I sat on their sofa and looked at pictures in a book of interesting street fashions over the world.
C) There was not one person in the book who was not thin.
D) You do not exist if you are not thin. Or that is how it feels.
(this is a museum of fat love. I like it.)
(this is one of the best blogs about body issues and weight that I've come across)

This is a picture of Crystal Renn, who happens to be beautiful
and this image comes from this blog 

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