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Found Inspiration – Arundhati Roy

Found Inspiration is a series inspired by a prompt at the start of our meetings where we invite therapists to share an unconventional not explicitly therapy-related influence on their clinical practice. We’ve found that when your experiences aren’t reflected in academic settings and literature, and when you expand your understanding of mental health care beyond a medical model to one of healing, meaning-making and connection, you have to build your own canon.

Arundhati Roy is a writer and activist known for her distinctive voice and contributions to literature and social justice movements around the world. MCM Collaborative founding partner Amanda Mays, LCSW has found profound inspiration for her clinical approach in Roy’s perspective and work.

“What I appreciate most about Arundhati Roy’s work is that she pushes me to think globally—I am in a space of uncomfortable and unresolved nuance and complexity—and that human wholeness must be centered on those whose wisdom is intentionally erased.”

“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” – Arundhati Roy