The two editors who brought Shrink Resistant to life share a particular brand of political engagement. Both are deeply opposed to psychiatry and its practices, a position they have held fast from the 1980s onward. Bonnie Burstow is an academic at OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), a therapist, and an activist. Don Weitz is a psychiatric survivor and a longtime activist in the Toronto survivor community. Meeting in 1982, they became immediate allies, and soon after began working together on the project that became Shrink Resistant.