LD Green

L.D. Green is, along with Kelechi Ubozoh, co-editor of “We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health.” LD Green is a genderqueer writer, performer, college educator, and mental health advocate living in Oakland, California. LD’s work has been published on The Body is Not an Apology webzine, in Sinister WisdomFogliftersPARKLE + bLINK, on truth-out.org and elsewhere.  LD has featured at dozens of reading series, slams, showcases, and workshops in schools, colleges, and open mics locally and across the country. LD was on two national slam teams in 2004 and 2005. As a playwright and writer/performer, they have had their work performed at multiple local and national theater festivals including the National Queer Arts Festival three times as well as the San Francisco Fringe Festival.  LD received their BA from Vassar College and their MFA from Mills College in Creative Writing.  LD was a 2010 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction, attended Tin House Writers’ Workshop in 2012, and was a Catwalk Artist in Residence in 2013.  LD is Assistant Professor of English at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California where they teach composition, creative writing, and literature. LD was an active member of the Bay Area chapter of The Icarus Project from 2009-2011 (a support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness)  and has presented with Youth in Mind and the California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth. LD writes poetry, plays, non-fiction and speculative fiction.  For more information, visit www.ldgreen.org

America's mental health system may be unfixable. Fortunately, there's an alternative LD Green
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