Saturday October 6 at 6:30 pm
Author Talk & Booksigning
s. e. smith
Young Adults, Mental Health, and Reading: What Everyone Needs to Know
Join us for a talk on teens, books, and mental health with journalist s.e. smith, whose personal essay and reading list are featured in the new anthology (Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health.
Smith’s work has appeared in publications like AlterNet, The Guardian, Bitch Magazine, Truthout, The Daily Dot, Yes! Magazine, Jezebel, Salon, Esquire, Think Progress, xoJane, Catapult, Longreads, Atlas Obscura, Rooted in Rights, Teen Vogue, Time, Nerve, VICE, The Week, Bustle, In These Times, Vox, Rolling Stone, Mic, Pacific Standard, and Rewire.News. You may also have heard Smith on the airwaves of the BBC, WBUR, KJZZ, KPFA, and the CBC, or seen them speak at conferences like the Midwest LGBQT Health Symposium and Sirens.
Their work has been printed in numerous anthologies, including 2013’s Get Out of My Crotch!, 2015’s Feminist Utopia Project, and the forthcoming Letters for the Rest of Us (Columbia University Press).
What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when a label like that gets attached to your everyday experiences?
To understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it.