Using MS as Inspiration for Art

In this video from Roche, Dorothy Shoes from France talks about her life with multiple sclerosis and how she’s used her illness as inspiration for her visual art.

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When Dorothy was first diagnosed she went through a period of deep depression, brought on by her diagnosis and the fact that her husband left her. Feeling alone and confused, Dorothy decided that she would focus her energy on photography, specifically using it to illustrate what living with MS was like.

Some of her pieces include a hand covered in ants to represent the crawling feeling many MS sufferers experience and a woman trying to walk through a huge wad of cotton wool to represent how difficult movement can be.

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2 comments

  1. Laura P. says:

    Thank you, Dorothy Shoes, for your touching video. You have expressed so well, in words and photos, some of the daily, unrelenting challenges of living with MS. I wish you all the best and hope you continue to share your art. It is very enlightening!

    • Dianne Roncal, DMD says:

      We are very happy that you liked it, Laura. She is very inspiring and we hope this brings positivity to anyone who watches it. 🙂

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