Vesper Moore is an Indigenous political activist, leader, organizer, public speaker, and educator in the psychiatric survivor and disability rights movements. Vesper concentrates on building social movements and public knowledge to facilitate and sustain systems change. They have supported the development of mental health peer-run organizations in different parts of the world. Vesper has brought the perspectives of mad, labeled mentally ill, neurodivergent, disabled people, and survivors to national and international spaces with their advocacy. Working with both the United States government and the United Nations in shaping strategies around trauma, intersectionality, and disability rights, They have been at the forefront of legislative reform to shift the societal paradigm surrounding mental health. The recipient of many social justice and diversity awards, Vesper is a mad queer indigenous person of Kiskeia and Borikén Taíno descent and uses they/them pronouns.
City Voices Interview with Vesper Moore, March 2022