Open in Emergency: The Treated Pamphlet on Postpartum Depression




One of 6 pieces in Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health, the “Treated Pamphlet on Postpartum Depression” is a reworking of official PPD info-literature, a work of redaction, erasure, and annotation by four Asian American PPD survivors. If official pamphlets are well meaning, limited, and sterile, this pamphlet centers lived experience and licenses mothers as authorities on their own well-being. It demands an accounting of race and reframes PPD in terms of the dire lack of support structures for mothers.


By Audrey Wu Clark, Sharline Chiang, Pooja Makhijani & Mimi Khúc.
Download a reading copy here. Download a hi-res print-ready copy here.


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