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People Of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project

Earlier the Disability Visibility Project re-blogged a post by Latina feminist Dior Vargas.

She is spearheading the People Of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project, a campaign collecting photos from people of color with mental illness. From her website:

This photo project stems from the lack of media representation of POC (people of color) and mental illness. There are tons of articles that list people with depression and other mental illnesses but you rarely see someone who looks like you. We need to change the way this is represented. This is not something to be ashamed about. We need to confront and end the stigma. This is a NOT a white person’s disease. This is a reality for so many people in our community.

Black woman with curly black hair with a caption bubble coming out of her mouth that says: "My name is Imade and I'm…" and she is wearing a black t-shirt that says, "Depressed while black"

For more information on how to submit a photo:

Dior Vargas

Latina. Feminist. Mental Health Activist.

Dior wants to remove the stigma of mental illness in the Latin@ community. She challenges her community to speak out and unburden themselves of the shame and secrecy. She strongly believes in the importance of putting people’s faces and voices to this subject.


Twitter: @DiorVargas



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  1. Reblogged this on The Official Blog of the SDS Music Interest Group and commented:
    The experiences of POC with psychiatric disabilities and those with white privilege often conflict-for instance, the Mad Pride movement is often concerned with the imposition of unwanted psychiatric interventions, whereas POC are disproportionately more likely to lack access to such interventions. This blog post from The Disability Visibility Project relates to that issue.

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