Fireweed Collective

Care Lab: How the Hell Do I Actually do Interdependence


A lot of people these days like to talk about care collectives and care networks– groups of people who come together to care for each other’s physical or mental disability/care needs. 

But what if you don’t have friends, or friends you feel you can ask to do that stuff? What if you’re afraid that you’ll just end up doing all the care because white capitalist colonial ableist patriarchy? What if accepting care is terrifying?  

Explore these questions with The Icarus Project in a webinar this Sunday, December 16th at 7pm et / 6pm ct / 5pm mt / 4pm pt.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha will facilitate journaling exercises and discussions where we unpack our histories with care and dream what we need to make a care-filled future without burnout. 

Facilitator Bio

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled femme writer, organizer, performance artist and educator of Burgher/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent. The author of Care  Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home (ALA Above the Rainbow List, short-listed for the Lambda and Publishing Triangle Awards), Bodymap (short-listed for the Publishing Triangle Award), Love Cake (LambdaLiterary Award winner), and Consensual Genocide, with Ching-In Chen and Jai Dulani, she co-edited TheRevolution StartsAt Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities. Leah’s next two books, Tonguebreaker and Exploring Transformative Justice: A Reader (co-edited with Ejeris Dixon) are forthcoming in 2019. A lead artist with the disability justice performance collective Sins Invalid since 200, she is also a rust belt poet, a Sri Lankan with a white mom, a femme over 40, a grassroots intellectual, a survivor who is hard to kill.