Jacks McNamara is a genderqueer writer, artist, activist, and healer based in Oakland, California. Co-founder of The Icarus Project, an adventure in mutual aid & radical mental health support, and co-author of Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness, Jacks has facilitated workshops and performed poetry across North America and Europe. Jacks is currently building a somatics practice, making everyone pancakes, and working on finishing their first book. Lung Seed, a collection of poetry, prose, & hybrid experiments inbetween, is due out from Deviant Type Press later this year. Jacks’ life and work are the subject of the documentary film Crooked Beauty.