Call for Narratives: Oppression, Hope and Resilience

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." -- Maya Angelou

We are looking for narratives about dealing, struggling, and coping with oppression, to be featured in our upcoming ‘’Mad Maps’’ publication. We aim to receive pieces that share the pain of the struggles, but that also evoke beauty, hope, and inspiration. .

Length of stories: 100-500 words

Mad Maps Survey

Help us craft the powerful collective language we need for this transformative community project! For many years, members of The Icarus Project have been imagining and creating maps and roads to lead us on our journeys and ground us in the moment. We have called these tools “wellness maps” or “mad maps.” These are reminder documents we create for ourselves and the people around us about our wellness goals, warning signs, strategies for health, and who we trust to look out for our interests when we are struggling with our madness.

Christmas Solidarity Art Drive

Hello dear Icaristas, I am reaching out to you all from Buenos Aires, Argentina and I am writing to ask you to consider donating art materials you don't need/don't use anymore so the fabulous arists at Frente de Artistas del Borda (FAB - Artists Front of Borda) can keep doing amazing creations, from inside the mental hospital ''Borda''. Borda has an estimate of 1,300 inmates (nobody knows the exact number).

Resource Toolkits Project!


Around this time last year, folks involved in The Icarus Project’s website community came up with the idea that maybe there could be some standing posts that list diverse resources on different topics relating to radical mental health, healing, and activism. The working name for this idea was “The Toolkits Project” and various topics were selected to begin working on - crisis, coming off of or reducing psychiatric drugs and resources for mutual aid organizing. A thread was made on the forums and the project was so easy to envision, so obviously a fantastic idea. People said, “Yes! This would be very helpful, to have a lot of topic related resources gathered into one easily accessed location!”


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