Dior Vargas

Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist

People of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project

This photo project stems from the lack of media representation of POC (people of color) and mental illness. There are tons of articles that list people with depression and other mental illnesses but you rarely see someone who looks like you. We need to change the way this is represented. This is not something to be ashamed about. We need to confront and end the stigma. This is a NOT a white person's disease. This is a reality for so many people in our community.

If you're interested in being part of this project, please submit a photo of yourself holding a sign saying "I'm [your name] and I have a mental illness (or the exact type)." Whatever you feel comfortable doing. 

  • Angle (waist up etc): shoulders up
  • Save the image as a JPEG and saved as your first and last name
  • Include text of what is written on your sign and image description
  • Send to: Dior dot Vargas at gmail dot com