Update | Fresno City Councilman Steve Brandau Shames Local Homeless Folks on Facebook AGAIN

Originally posted on American Badass Activists:
https://www.facebook.com/genevievechoatehinson/posts/10154751501597823?pnref=story https://www.facebook.com/genevievechoatehinson/posts/10154749416872823?pnref=story https://youtu.be/bvFzbubh70Y https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154749426432823&set=a.118711392822.102237.546742822 This is WRONG – shaming people on Facebook and as a member of Fresno City Council, Steve Brandau. Shaming the poor, the ill, the homeless, the mentally ill, the downtrodden, and posting photos of humans and locations — are you setting them up for trouble too?…

Fresno’s “Wonder Woman” in the mental health community has my vote for NAMI California Board | Christina A. Roup-Valdez

Originally posted on American Badass Activists:
https://youtu.be/_mToRgDm33Y Fresno’s “Wonder Woman” in the mental health community has my vote for NAMI California Board. “Christina A. Valdez-Roup is an incredible advocate, educator, speaker and mentor in our Central Valley community. Her support has been instrumental in my recovery process and so many other peers that I know.” — Eve Hinson,…

Fresno’s Mental Health Community Wonder Woman a Candidate for NAMI California Board | AmericanBadassActivists.org Endorsed (A Vote for Chris is a Vote for Peer Voice!)

Originally posted on American Badass Activists:
https://youtu.be/_mToRgDm33Y Christina A. Valdez-Roup | Executive Director, NAMI Fresno Core Competencies / Expertise Sectors: Business, Non-Profit, Education, Law Enforcement Competencies: Financial and Fundraising Region: Central California Member of NAMI Fresno County Candidate’s plan to help NAMI California move forward: Become one of the most accomplished mental health organizations in the state “Since…

Note of Warning to Autistics (via Nico Ian Nicholson)| Problematic Authors Seeking Interviews on Intersection of Queer/Trans and Autistic Identities

Originally posted on American Badass Activists:
ATTENTION AUTISTIC/ND FOLK! Read this carefully. This is important. Eva Mendes, MA, LMHC and Meredith Maroney, MS are contacting Autistic people, particularly LGBTQ+ and racialized Autistics, and asking them to participate in interviews for an upcoming book project to be published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. The email will state…

Note of Warning To Autistic Community (via Nick Walker) | Anti-Autistic, Anti-Neurodiversity Documentary Alert

Originally posted on American Badass Activists:
https://www.facebook.com/nickwalkersensei/posts/1834051979942629 Dear Autistic Community & Allies: John Donvan & Caren Zucker, authors of the book “In a Different Key” – a book that promotes anti-autistic bigotry and abuse of autistic children, and deliberately smears and misrepresents the neurodiversity movement – are making a documentary film which they claim is…

Evolution of Eve | Checklist of a Psychiatric Break

Originally posted on American Badass Activists:
This is a list of symptoms I carried for years to give a copy to neurologists, psychiatrists, rheumatologists, cardiologists  — you name it. It never felt like my lived experiences mattered and the only information processed, the only thing, that anyone read off this list was paired with the…

Evolution of Eve | A Mother of a Birth Story [pt. 1]

Originally posted on American Badass Activists:
My daughter is a miracle. From conception to birth she battled to be born. Even now, as we gaze into each other’s eyes when she nuzzles and nurses, I’m amazed she is really, truly here. (By Eve Hinson. Originally published Summer/Fall 2009) Still, I can’t get enough of her…