S126. We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health

Room 209, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:00 am to 10:15 am


We’ve Been Too Patient is more than a book. It is a movement, a reclamation. We are a chorus of voices working to shift the conversation from individual pathology to collective understanding and liberation, while highlighting grassroots alternatives to the “Mental Health Industrial Complex.” Join us for a panel discussion with five contributors from a groundbreaking book that Sonya Renee Taylor says “shreds stigma and replaces it with dignity, autonomy, and power.”

Outline & Supplemental Documents

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Kelechi Ubozoh is a Nigerian American writer and mental health advocate. She was the first undergraduate published in The New York Times and is featured in The S Word documentary. Her first book, We've Been Too Patient, features diverse voices of radical mental health.

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist and mental health advocate. She blogs about Black women's issues at Cocoa Fly and is a host/reporter for NPR station KALW in the Bay Area. Jeneé is an alum of USC and UC San Diego. Her debut womanist book of poems and essays is When a Purple Rose Blooms.

Leah Harris has been published in Beltway Poetry, Mizna, and DC Poets Against the War: An Anthology, and is featured in the anthology Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution. Leah's solo storytelling show, Aliens, Nazis, and Angels, debuted at the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival.

LD Green is a genderqueer writer, performer, college educator, and mental health advocate. She co-edited and contributed to the book We've Been Too Patient. She writes poetry, nonfiction, and speculative fiction and is a Lambda Literary Fellow. She is an English professor at Los Medanos College.


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