Irit Shimrat identifies as an escaped lunatic. She co-founded and coordinated the Ontario Psychiatric Survivors’ Alliance, has presented two multipart antipsychiatry shows on CBC Radio’s Ideas program, and edited the national magazine Phoenix Rising: The Voice of the Psychiatrized. Her book Call Me Crazy: Stories from the Mad Movement was published in Vancouver in 1997. Irit’s work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, and she continues to write, edit, advocate and agitate for the right of all people to be free from psychiatry and other pseudoscientific means of social control. See her archived Lunatics’ Liberation Front website and Spotlight on Institutional Psychiatry.