In case you missed it, Project Semicolon posted a video by Wesley Chapman for World Mental Health Day, proposing an ‘end to mental illness’ by 2025. Complete with sappy music and a series of bucolic landscapes, the film is a strikingly disablist (notably, there are no captions or transcript) screed against the mentally ill community.
The faith-based Project Semicolon has exploded into the news of late thanks to its hallmark tattoo, but the distribution and support of this video illustrates a fundamental lack of understanding about mental illness, complete with eliminationist attitudes.
We decided it was time for a line by line breakdown, featuring s.e. smith, Lisa Egan, Alice Wong of the Disability Visibility Project, and David M. Perry.
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Welcome to Disability Intersections, a magazine with twice-weekly installments on disability issues, viewed through an intersectional lens. Disability Intersections will explore disability in news, culture, society, and social justice movements; our contributors will also discuss the role disability plays in their own lives. This magazine will feature vibrant intersectional voices exploring fresh, new, and challenging topics. We aim to push readers, and ourselves, further with each new installment.
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