Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu
stefanie is a white, queer and non-binary, Disabled, neurodivergent care worker. They show up for their communities as a Disability Justice and Mad Liberation educator and organizer, parent, doula, peer supporter, writer, and conflict intervention facilitator. Their work specializes in building non-carceral, peer-led mental health care systems that exist outside of the state, reimagining everything we’ve come to learn about mental distress, and supporting care workers to get in alignment with the genuine roots of healing work. Stefanie sits on the Lived Experience Advisory Council for the Psychiatric Services Academic Journal, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors for IDHA. They are the editor of Abolition Must Include Psychiatry, and the author of We Don’t Need Cops to Become Social Workers.