National Association for Rights Protection
Leah Ida Harris
Leah Harris is a survivor of psychiatry, a proud
mama, and an artivist, who also lost both parents to forced psychiatric
treatment. She has spoken and written widely to promote human rights, dignity,
healing, and self-determination at conferences including NARPA, Alternatives,
and the National Conference on Organized Resistance (NCOR), and has been a guest
on Madness Radio. She
was a participant and editor of
Coaltion International Oral History Project.
Her writing has appeared in publications including
Our Backs: a Women's Newsjournal,
New York City Voices, A Consumer Journal for Mental Health Advocacy.
She is a founder of the DC Guerrilla
Poetry Insurgency, which uses public poetry as a means to promote social
justice and inspire people to get active on the issues they care about. Her
first book of poetry is entitled Poems
of Mass Construction.