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Chronic Illness Reimagined as Something Glamorous

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Rora Blue

Living with Chronic Lyme Disease

I created Chronic Illness Reimagined as Something Glamorous in response to living with chronic Lyme disease. I was diagnosed with Lyme in 2016 after a few misdiagnoses and experiencing many symptoms for years. My four part series substitutes objects commonly associated with glamour for objects I frequently have to use to fight my illness. This juxtaposition comments on how life can appear glamorous for those living with invisible illnesses despite living with many symptoms.  All of the elements in the photos tied directly to things I have encountered during my treatment. The color scheme is Doxycycline blue; an antibiotic that is given to most people when they are first diagnosed with Lyme. The pills are medications I have taken throughout the course of my treatment. With this series I hope to show that just because an illness cannot be seen does not mean that it is not there.

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