Loved and Accepted

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I thought I had

Discovered myself

Within a place

That resonated with my

Vision and my

Passion

I went there to be loved and accepted

Only to be misunderstood and rejected

I created a place

To love and

To accept and

To discover and

To understand

And I invited my

Friends and my

Future friends and my

Foes to come to my

Place

And to

Be there and to

Be themselves so that they

Could be, just be

And to become

And to believe that

They could be

Loved and accepted too.

Intersubjective Madness

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The beautifully mysterious subjectivity of mental illness is too often lost in the noise of objective, authoritarian voices that dominate conversations about this form of non- or anti-convention. The creative space where we could potentially explore and negotiate what it means to be human and to be fully alive within the context of emotional difference is brutally shut down rather than lovingly opened up. And that is madness.