Saturday, November 21, 2009

Autoimmune Portriat Project

I know I've said countless times on this blog that one of the most frustrating things about RA is its invisibility. On the outside, I look like a perfectly healthy 26-year-old, which can make life pretty tricky on bad days when I need to ask for help.

Though reading The Single Gal's Guide to RA, I just found an amazing photography project that addresses this very issue! Photographer Jodi McKee (who has RA herself) is creating a photo blog with portraits of people with RA and other autoimmune diseases. I think this is really interesting because it highlights the invisibility of these diseases. I also like her idea that newly diagnosed patients could look at her photos of beautiful, smiling people and know that they are not alone. While I would never wish RA or any autoimmune disease on anyone, somehow it does help to think that I am not alone, even though I'm not exactly newly diagnosed anymore!

I will certainly be following this photo blog from this point forward (HA!) and I recommend you check it out too!


Jodi said...

thank you so much for featuring my portrait project!

~Mariah~ said...

I'm glad to! I think the project is a BRILLIANT idea and I can't wait to see where it goes!

KCFitch said...

Hey lady, I contacted Jodi and I'm going to try and meet up with her when she passes through Cleveland in December! :-)

~Mariah~ said...

Very awesome! I hope you end up meeting up with her!! I would love to see your beautiful photo on her blog! ~;o)