by Allie Burke on

I met Michelle Hammer years ago through a mutual passion to reduce stigma associated with schizophrenia. I remember feeling so awed and inspired by her because she was so artistic and brilliant. Not only did I respect her for what she was doing but I genuinely wanted to be her friend because she was so amazingly down to earth.

The Schizophrenia Collective: Reducing Stigma Through Fashion and Art

Michelle Hammer is the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC, a line of clothing, art, and other products with a mission of starting a conversation about mental health. She is a schizophrenic and NYC native.