with Jasper Heaton
Summer of Theory conference in Victoria, BC, June 8 2019.

Illness and injury throw the sick person and her loved ones’ lives into chaos, unraveling the world and the things they have assumed about the world. It also places the sick person in a position of vulnerability, exposing the interpersonal and constructed nature of self and agency. In this piece we explore these features of illness through our experiences of being in (Jelena) and caring for someone who has been in (Jasper) a car accident. We share snapshots of the experience through narratives told from our separate perspectives.