I perform wellness more often than I like to admit. Now for the camera, I stop pretending..
I am one of more than 38 million Americans and 1 billion people worldwide who suffer from migraine. Since 2009, I have been making photographic self-portraits every time I have a migraine attack; I have an average of 125 a year. If I am in a semi-functional state, my laptop and phone are my escape, and their cameras have literally become the mirrors in which I can witness my pain and visualize the invisibile.
I honor the long history of anonymous women who suffered in silence from migraine, chronic pain, and other invisible illnesses, and were not believed, were told they were too emotional, or could not realize their full selves.
Watch a presentation about the project in the webinar, Chronic Life: Can We Go The Distance With The Virus? with Alexandra Juhasz, Theodore Kerr, Lorie Novak, and Meghan O’Rourke, Moderated by Laura Wexler.