This video from the Barnard Center of the Research on Women features La Marr Jurelle Bruce speaking about his book, How to Go Mad Without Losing Your Mind: Madness and Black Radical Creativity. From the book description:

Bruce theorizes four overlapping meanings of madness: the lived experience of an unruly mind, the psychiatric category of serious mental illness, the emotional state also known as “rage,” and any drastic deviation from psychosocial norms.

In this video, La Marr Jurelle Bruce and Farah Jasmine Griffin discuss Mad and Black identity, art, and activism, which they connect to the legacies of (resistance to) slavery and colonization.

Content note: discusses anti-black racism, including slavery and sexual violence.

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