Help a Writer House Her Mom

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Author Chavisa Woods (pictured above with her mother) has started a GoFundMe Campaign to help get an affordable camper for her homeless mom before the onset of winter. Chavisa has spent many frustrating years trying to get her mom on disability, in public housing and proper medical care. The bureaucracy and catch-22 of receiving help for any of these things makes it especially hard for the people who need it most–folks who are incredibly disadvantaged because of poverty.

See the Huffington Post’s story about Chavisa and her mom:  “Housing for My Mother: A Young Woman’s Quest to Help Shelter.”

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EVENT: Mental Health Care: A Painful Legacy and Today’s Crisis, May 23, NYC

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Our author Stephanie Schroeder will join filmmaker Lucy Winer on a panel produced by PARADIGM SHIFT: NYC’S FEMINIST COMMUNITY on mental health care on Thursday, May 23rd @ 6:30 p.m.

MENTAL HEALTH CARE: A PAINFUL LEGACY AND TODAY’S CRISIS

Screening & Discussion with LUCY WINER
Filmmaker of “Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution” and 
STEPHANIE SCHROEDER, Activist & Author “Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies, and Suicide”

Trailer:
http://kingsparkmovie.com/

Thursday, May 23, 2013
6:30-9:15 PM
The Feminist District
The Tank- 151 W. 46th St. (b/t 6th & 7th Ave) 8th Floor, NYC 10036
(Elevator access!)
Subway: N,R,Q to 49th St. or B,D,F,M to Rockefeller Center

Cost: $12 pre-paid, $15 at door
LIMITED SEATING / Buy Online!
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/374137

Link to Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/323218161137627/?fref=ts

 

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EVENT: Mental Health Care: A Painful Legacy and Today’s Crisis, May 23, NYC

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MENTAL HEALTH CARE: A PAINFUL LEGACY AND TODAY’S CRISIS

Screening & Discussion with LUCY WINER, Filmmaker of “Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution” and STEPHANIE SCHROEDER, Activist & Author “Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies, and Suicide”

Trailer of Kings Park

Thursday, May 23, 2013

6:30-9:15 PM

The Tank- 151 W. 46th St. (b/t 6th & 7th Ave) 8th Floor, NYC 10036

elevator access

Subway: N,R,Q to 49th St. or B,D,F,M to Rockefeller Center

Cost: $12 pre-paid, $15 at door

LIMITED SEATING / Buy Online!

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/374137

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May 23, 2013: MENTAL HEALTH CARE: A PAINFUL LEGACY & TODAY’S CRISIS

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SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, May 23, 2013

Paradigm Shift NYC presents Mental Health Care: A Painful Legacy and Today’s Crisis, screening & discussion with Lucy Winer, filmmaker, “Kings Park” and Stephanie Schroeder, activist  and author, “Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide” — Thursday, May 23 @ 6:30 at The Tank, 151 West 46th Street, NYC. Tickets available soon ($12 online and $15 at the door). Buy early and buy online, this event is going to sell out!!!!

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Beautiful Wreck: Available on Kindle and Nook!

You can now get “Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide” on Kindle!

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And on the Nook!

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Beautiful Wreck Launched September 10, 2012

Creative Evolution is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our organization: Creative Evolution Press. And, our inaugural book publishing project is Stephanie Schroeder’s memoir BEAUTIFUL WRECK: SEX, LIES & SUICIDE.

PRAISE for Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide:

“A riveting and painfully honest account, Beautiful Wreck not only demonstrates the importance of humor and perseverance in the face of mental illness, but also affirms the power of self-reinvention.” -Kaitlin Bell Barnett, author of Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up

“Brave and relentless, a courage to do it all that astounds one. To write it all down. But that is what I have come to expect from Stephanie Schroeder. I have known her some 25 years and watched what she has done with her life: journalism, law; wonderful what she has been through; to hell and back again. A survivor. Always with a sense of humor, a jauntiness that says to hell with ordinary opinion.”  -Kate Millett, author of Sexual Politics

“…a raw, powerful exposure of one woman’s life. Stephanie is incapable of dissimulation…her honesty is arresting, convincing and always winning. You truly care about her on the page and in her life. I was mesmerized, and you will be too.” ­­­­­ –Joseph Amiel, author of A Question of Proof and Birthright

Written with humor, insight, perception, courage–a much needed work from a talented writer.” -Joan Nestle, activist, archivist & author of A Restricted Country and A Fragile Union

The memoir is now de rigeur, a rite of passage for middle-aged writers. To make one’s story stand out, it must stand up—to scrutiny, to deconstruction, to other people’s revisionism. Beautiful Wreck stands up—it’s the raw, honest, balls out (ovaries out?), in-your-face lesbian version of James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces without the lying and posturing. Schroeder takes us, in real time and retrospectively, on the trip through “comfort suicide”—the belief that death can be an answer to depression. She explicates how normative emotional pain so severe it makes you want to die can become. Fortunately, three attempts with no success were the charm; that dark round-trip down the river Styx brings Schroeder back irrevocably to life at its deepest, fullest and most inspirational. This is what survival is, and Schroeder lays it bare. -Victoria A. Brownworth, award-winning author, Too Queer: Essays from a Radical Life and Coming Out of Cancer

More, as they say in the publishing biz, TK.

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Our first Kickstarter project

Creative Evolution is supporting writer Stephanie Schroeder’s memoir-in-progress, Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide. Check out Schroeder’s site to find out more about her project and then head over to her Kickstarter page to see what all the buzz is about.

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