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1980 May 20

Miller, Cynthia

Lesbian support network

New York (N.Y.) - A flier for The Lesbian Support Network advertising a community meeting and potluck dinner, where lesbians will be provided with a forum to speak out against the institutions of psychiatry. The flier mentions that the network would like to provide alternatives to therapy and institutionalization. On the back of the flier, Kalisa has written about her experience being raped and then hospitalized and ho... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1985

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia 'Kalisa' Miller to the New York Times

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of letter criticizing NYT coverage of deinstitutionalization and laying out a list of assumptions and mischaracterizations about and of current and ex-mental patients. Taking issue with the description of institutionalized persons as having "A nervous twitch, an odd walk, a glassy stare," when these aspects are most likely side effects of drugs such as Thorazine. Drawing parallels between the su... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1985

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia 'Kalisa' Miller to Dr. Richman

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of letter with note to self preamble laying out intentions. Explaining Miller's hospital record - prepared by Dr. Joan Waitkevicz - and legal battle - using medical malpractice lawyer Richard Godosky - regarding the stroke she suffered at Harlem Hospital. Inquiring into the possibility of a Haldol-CVA or stroke connection.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1982

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia 'Kalisa' Miller to Dr. Angel

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that Miller's name be removed from the UCPP mailing list. Explaining that Miller is suing the city for the stroke she endured, that the psychiatry profession is complicit in Nazi crimes and that she does agree with the Doctor in respect to his concern over nuclear arms. References the Women's Pentagon Action statement in reference to comment on nuclear arms. Including a list of phrases or t... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

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

1985

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia 'Kalisa' Miller to Elie Wiesel

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of letter in response to radio interview with Mr. Wiesel respectfully accusing him both of sexism and disrespect of the mentally ill with regard to his use of the term 'madness' as a metaphor to describe the horrors of the Holocaust. Miller seems to aquiesce that Wiesel has a right to speak of madness but that the "doctors" do not. Alleging that "the Holocaust continues in many forms," namely br... more

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

1977

Miller, Cynthia

Psychiatry as social control

New York (N.Y.) - Notes in preparation for a show with the Madness Network on the myth of mental illness. Musings on the experiences of women, entrapment in and the death of the patriarchy, and madness as a part of experience. Linking the idea of good mental health to strict societal conformity and incarceration as punishment for deviation. Analysis of radio broadcaster Steve Post's style as schizophrenic, observing th... more

Cynthia Miller Papers