Gallery view

1985

Miller, Cynthia

Letter fragment from Cynthia Miller

Fragments of a letter to an unidentified recipient in which Kalisa discusses being moved by the unidentified recipient's story. She mentions preparing herself to speak out at a Psychiatric Oppression demonstration. She starts to talks about why the abuses that people suffer in the mental health industry 'concern everyone', but trails off.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to unidentified correspondent

In this fragment of a letter, Cynthia questions and comments an unidentified correspondent's paper. She brings up concepts like "battered woman syndrome" and how this brings up a question for her about the need of psychological witnesses to state the fitness of straight women and lesbians as mothers. She criticizes the correspondent's focus on feminist therapy. She also brings up a written threat to a... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to Andrea

Cynthia discusses the rape she suffered which landed her in a mental hospital. She also mentions her father choking her.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1983 Dec. 3

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to Kayla

Kalisa writes to Kayla, who is apparently in an institution. Kalisa talks about her time spent in law libraries as she fills papers in a medical malpractice suit because of her stroke. Kalisa tells Kayla that she has given her contact information to Don Weitz, part of a Toronto group called On Our Own.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1985 Apr. 11

Letter from unidentified correspondent to teleconference participants

Berkeley (Calif.) - In this letter, an unidentified writer thanks participants for electing her to the MHLP board. She discusses the implications of the word "anti-psychiatry" and hopes that the movement will not be known as simply that. She points out that psychiatric oppression is "a part of social, economics, class, racial and sexual and other oppressions that most past and present inmates experience." The writer says... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1984

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to Leonard Roy Frank

A draft of a letter for Judi Chamberlin that Kalisa sent to Leonard Roy Frank. The letter has several handwritten edits. After the draft of Judi's letter, Kalisa talks about how the neurologist she visited decided that her psych label was mistaken and how free that makes her feel. The neurologist recommended an article about the amount of misdiagnoses that occur and Kalisa discusses this article.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to Bluebeard

Cynthia talks to a correspondent identified as Bluebeard about how she has given them time to believe her, but has seen little evidence of that being the case.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to John Leonard

Cynthia writes to critic for the New York Times, John Leonard, about Doris Lessing shortly after her stroke, and mentions that she is delighted by Lessing's turn to science fiction.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to John

Cynthia rescinds her anger at John and tries to explain the matters that led to it. She cites the things that they share and fears, including the fear Cynthia holds that she can't be needy because she is a woman, but also that she is defines as meeting others needs.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1978 Aug. 2

Project Release

Letter from Project Release to Cynthia Miller

New York (N.Y.) - A short letter in which Project Release informs Cynthia that a reporter for the New York Times, Richard Severo, is interested in doing a story on the use of tranquillizers in institutions and wants to speak with the Project Release group about it. His available days for interviews are given, as well as his number.

Cynthia Miller Papers