"Amir Rabiyah opens the show with a spoken word exploration of being queer, disabled, trans and juggling multiple identities. In a prayer, Rabiyah implores listeners to stop asking chronically ill to ‘get well soon’. “Being sick forever terrifies people,” Rabiyah says, and dozens of snapping fingers echo the sentiment."
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QUEER ILL & OKAY
When Joseph Varisco, the creator and emcee behind ‘Queer, Ill, and Okay‘ took the stage, he explained that this evening of LGBTQ and Illness focused night of performance art was brought about by his inability to feel connected to similar queer-focused Chicago performance.