What is 'Sick of being Patient'?
The word patient and patience both come from the Latin word 'Patien', which means 'one who suffers'. 'Sick of being Patient' are a series of solo and collaborative projects created by Charlie Fitz aimed at resisting and challenging the expectation that the sick person be patient, be passive or be submissive to medical institutions pr a society that is systemically failing the chronically illness and/or disabled.
Who is Charlie Fitz?
Charlie Fitz is a sick and disabled artist, writer and poet living in the UK. Her multiform projects broadly explore experiences of illness, whilst aiming to resist and challenge the expectation that the 'sick' be patient or passive to medical paternalism. Her writing and visual art has been featured on The Mighty, Figur Magazine, Malady Magazine, papeachu Review, Cordella Magazine, Uncomfortable Revolution and she has upcoming publications in The Emma Press Anthology of Illness.