Parfrey brings out both the mystery and the mundanity of the freak fringe of culture, administering strong medicine to cure the soft seduction of an easy dose of strange.
I was browsing through the forum of the first
mad pride organization in America when I came across a woman with bipolar disorder and psychosis. She said that God had told her His plans for global awareness and that she has a part in that. I told her that it was a sign of a prophetic calling. She did not
believe I was a psychologist.