My sister, MITA Co-founder Melissa Bennett, and I spoke together at a Williamsville School District Board of Education Meeting, in October 2021, in support of two gender-inclusive policies that were being voted on by the district’s BOE at the time. One was Policy 7554: Student Gender Identity, a policy aimed at inaugurating and declaring publicly and in writing the Williamsville School District’s promise to “[foster] a safe and supporting learning environment for all students, free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity, gender non-conformity, and gender expression.” The policy also promises that the District “will assess and address the specific needs of individual students on a case-by-case basis.” The second policy, Policy 5634: Gender Neutral Single-Occupancy Bathrooms promises that the District is “committed to creating and maintaining an including education and work environment” and “will ensure that all single-occupancy bathroom facilities are designated as gender neutral.”Continue reading “Jessica Lowell Mason and Melissa Bennett Speak at Williamsville Board of Education Meeting on District Gender Policies: October 2021”
A Trickery of Witches
She was my nemesis.
A freight train of a woman Continue reading “Kathleen Bryce Niles-Overton”
Sell a bit
If You are reading this it is because I have
and for that
I am not sorry Continue reading “N/A OPARAH”
There is a difference between a ‘fabricative realist’ (one who invents a reality for the purpose of manipulating or holding control over another) and a ‘deluded realist’ (one who believes in the reality that a person with more power convinces them to believe).
Neither fabricative realism nor deluded realism is realist realism: it is a situational realism that forms between two parties in a relationship that is built on a significant power differential, a power differential primarily based on access to information.
A perfect example of this might be found in the traditional therapist-client relationship. Continue reading “The Therapist and The Two Realities of Power”
Part of MITA’s literacy mission is to empower through education. We hope to inform institutionalized individuals and people affected by the mental health industry about commitment, mental hygiene law, and their rights. Continue reading “A Cognitive Autonomy Information Sheet”
Madwomen in the Attic is excited to announce that during the upcoming MITA year, we will launch The Barbara Project.
The Barbara Project is a mental health literacy and advocacy project that aims to bring readers and reading into psychiatric facilities. Continue reading “The Barbara Project”
Mental Health Resources (Sorted Alphabetically)
For the month of February, I offer you a selection of websites/blogs that have been extremely helpful to me to learn about the ways in which oppression & mental health come together. In order not to be too overwhelming, I have chosen five different writers/pages, but of course there are many, many more! Take them as great places to start, but by no means the only places to look. Continue reading “Tanja Aho”