Vesper Moore

Image Description: a photo of Vesper Moore a Brown, Hispanic, Mixed-Race, Indigenous person. They are wearing a green shirt with a leaf pattern, they are in front of a blue background.

About Vesper

Vesper Moore (VES-pur MOR), is an Indigenous activist, trainer, writer, and psychiatric survivor. They have been advocating as a part of the mad and disability rights movements for several years and have been the recipient of many social justice and diversity awards.

Vesper has brought the perspectives of mad, labeled mentally ill, neurodivergent, disabled people, and psychiatric survivors to national and international spaces. They have experience working as a consultant for 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 around mental health. Vesper as a mad queer indigenous person has made it their life’s mission to rewrite the narrative mental health-industrial complex has enforced on our society.

Moore is a mad queer indigenous person of Kiskeia and Borikén Taíno descent and uses they/them pronouns.


A graphic with a black and white background the background is primarily black with a rip on the left side that is white. The rest of the graphic has multicolored text that reads Mad Disability Justice, Transformative and Restorative Justice, Collective Liberation, Identity Freedom, Abolition, Interdependence, Sustainability, Mutual-Aid, Indigenous Wisdom, Collaboration, Collective Access, Peer-Run, Survivor-Led, Trauma Healing, Holding Space, Decarceration, Anti-Oppression, Shifting Societal Narratives, vespermoore.com
Photo of Vesper Moore speaking at a podium on stage in a yellow and green room in front of an audience. Vesper is a Brown mixed race indigenous person with an under shave haircut a black blazer and gold scarf. This photo was taken at the International Recovery Environments Summit in Helmond, Netherlands
A photo of Vesper Moore facilitating a group conversation with disabled young adults. This photo was taken at Easter Seals in Massachusetts, USA. The room has white walls and ceilings with red chairs and brown tables gathered in a circle. Vesper a Brown mixed race indigenous person is standing infront of the group speaking wearing all black in a blazer, v-neck t-shirt, and pants.
Close up photo of Vesper sitting down wearing headphones and speaking into a microphone. They are in an all white podcasting and radio studio. Vesper is wearing a black blazer and t-shirt and has black and white dreadlocks.
 A gray box with white text that reads  "Vesper is a nationally Acclaimed thought leader in the movement for people with psychiatric histories." - New York Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services  "Vesper's leadership, activism, and expertise are shaping the future for people with disabilities." - The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law  "We are so proud and grateful for the frontline work Vesper does to fight for people with disabilities." Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director Equal Justice Initiative