Pain Map

I created a drawing mapping out the location and types of pain that my body houses. I have psoriatic spondylitis which is just a fancy way of saying that I have arthritis in my spine. Despite doctoring for most of my life, I have not received much in regards to tangible help and pain relief. And so, I’ve gotten very used to living with pain. Over the past couple of years, I have developed a stretching and movement practice that has helped me to get in touch with my pain, better understanding the messages it tries to communicate with me. The other night while engaging in this practice, I stared to imagine what it would look like if I were to wear my pain on the outside. This drawing is an exploration into just that.

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