The 2016 Be The Change Interview Series
Week 5 – Featuring: Dior Vargas, Mental Health Activist, Speaker and Movement Instigator
If the video didn’t show up here’s the direct link: https://youtu.be/YavTuZVykEg
Dior Vargas is a Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist. She is the creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project, a response to the invisibility of people of color in the media representation of mental illness. Dior is the recipient of numerous awards including The White House Champion of Change for Disability Advocacy Across Generations. She lives in New York City.
How You Can Help
If you’re interested in being part of the People of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project
please submit a photo of yourself holding a sign saying “I’m [your name] and I have a mental illness (or the exact type).” To http://diorvargas.com/poc-mental-illness/
National Alliance on Mental Illness
*Bonus* Dior has some great resources linked on her Wikipedia page including Project UROK and Progressive Women’s Voices, definitely worth taking a look.
Until Next Time…Peace!
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