Queering Mental Illness into a New Revolutionary Consciousness

Source: exile in happy valley
by Nicky Reid

“Both my friend Ozzy and Jordan Neely were Black, but their race wasn’t the only thing that made them disposable. As I said, they were both weird kids and western society considers this to be a condition that should be heavily policed. Osagie and Neely died because they are part of a growing caste of mentally ill Americans. The Surgeon General has declared our existence to be a public health crisis. Loneliness. A pathological disconnection with the outside world that was ferociously accelerated by the societal devastation of the Pandemic but didn’t begin with it.” (05/21/23)