Gallery view

1980

Miller, Cynthia

Portrait of a psychiatric oppressor

New York (N.Y.) - On the parallels of misogyny and psychiatry, making reference to specific events in Miller's life. Criticizing men's behavior as ruled by binary thinking, austerity and authoritarianism. Listing the character traits of a psychiatric oppressor as a male, a boy, a little skunk, etc.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980

Miller, Cynthia

On the manufacture of madness; male thinking in the movement

On state violence and the parallels between women's prisons and mental institutions. Writing on the use of mental illness diagnoses to enforce docility and conformity to societal norms including ideas about brainwashing and isolation. On madness in the public consciousness, media depictions and public policy. Including mention of Miller's own case, wherein "the outrageous consequences of a rape led me... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1977

Miller, Cynthia

Suggested reading on psychiatric oppression

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of bibliography on psychiatric oppression. Including sections titled, "Fundamental Issues in Standard Perspective, Fundamental Issues in Women's Perspective, Accounts of Direct Experience and Legal Issues."

Cynthia Miller Papers

1976

Project Release

Project Release statement of purpose

New York (N.Y.) - Outlining the ideological principles, goals and specific programs of Project Release with reference made to the Consumers Guide to Psychiatric Medication, the periodical "Silent No Longer" and plans for monthly broadcasts on radio WBAI. Including handwritten notes and edits.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1976

Project Release

Project Release: a statement of purpose

New York (N.Y.) - Outlining the principles and goals of Project Release as well as future plans for cooperatively run self-help projects. Including reference to Project Release's pamphlet on psychiatric drugs and the importance of information dissemination to present and former psychiatric patients. Featuring handwritten edits and notes on both front and back.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1976

Project Release

Project Release grant proposal prepared for the New York Foundation

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting a grant of $10,000 to provide operating expenses for the Project Release community center. Defining the organization's origins, purpose, and goals as well as its current relationship with the mental health community, activities and publications. Including handwritten notes and edits, signed by Nancy Lindeman.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980

Miller, Cynthia

Lesbian/madwoman

New York (N.Y.) - Personal essay exploring the societal (and therefore patriarchal) definition of sanity. On Miller's experience being a "lesbian and madwoman" and her perception of the revolutionary implications of these states. Note at top addressed to L.W. commenting positively on the text.

Cynthia Miller Papers