“[Icarus] works with things that you have labeled as mental health issues as being linked with oppression and they talk about what it means to be a queer person of color,” Rubio continued. “It has a focus on people of color and mental health…we needed a space that Icarus can provide and we didn’t have it before.”

-Wendy Rubio, Kalamazoo College ’16, Michigan

“The Icarus Project gave an engaging and well-facilitated workshop that was especially framed for the purposes of clinical social workers who feel committed to social justice work. I would love to continue to learn from their work!”

-Avigail Hurvitz-Prinz, LMSW, Radical Clinical Social Work Group, New York City, NY

“I just wanted to write and thank yall for your resource. Soulforce directs a program for LGBTQI youth-oriented organizers of color living in the South called the Southeast House, and we had been looking for just the resource to pair with our growing curriculum around spiritual violence and oppression’s impacts on the body + how to reclaim our connections to the body as/beyond a site of violence and trauma. This guide was phenomenally useful for moving our folks through the process of understanding how health is impacted by oppression and what we do with that information to survive.”

-Yaz Nuñez, Soulforce, Abilene, TX

“In looking for and how to center queer and trans mental/physical health and in trying to find a way to not perpetuate racist and classist notions of treatment… I came across the Icarus Project- what a revelation and illumination on the way we can really help communities work through mental health issues. [TIP] helps communities heal both from the trauma of health services and from the effects of their conditions.

Chad Mosher, Ph.D., LAC, BHP, CODAC Health Recovery & Wellness, Tucson, AZ