Notes for the Waiting Room by Canaries, a network of cis women, trans and non-binary people living and working with autoimmune conditions and other chronic illnesses, is a patient-centred resource guide for sufferers of chronic illness. It investigates the body-mind split in biomedicine and other discourses. For the series “Crip Time,” which is published throughout Notes for the Waiting Room, editor Taraneh Fazeli invited Canaries members to better represent the experience of chronically ill people. “Crip” is a political reclaiming of the derogatory label “cripple.”
Canaries members involved in the making of Notes for the Waiting Room: Amy Berkowitz, Danyel Ferrari, Tess Brown-Lavoie, Jesse Cohen, Catherine Czacki, Amalle Dublon, Taraneh Fazeli, Marley Freeman, Zoey A. Hart, Citron Kelly, Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur, Sophia Peer, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, Bonnie Swencionis, Katya Tepper, Brina Thurston, Rebecca Watson Horn, and Constantina Zavitsanos.
Please feel free to take a copy with you. Notes for the Waiting Room is made available in Estonian, as well as in the original English version.