We Don’t Want More Beds, We Want Disability Justice
Beds transmute into a form of policing while simultaneously being promoted as an alternative to policing.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a crazy person in possession of an episode must be in want of a bed.
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We will adapt. We will find new nesting places. But there will be no return to “before.” Not for the flock.
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Those who spend their lives in bodies others deem unworthy grow accustomed to building our own self-worth.