Using MS as Inspiration for Art

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by Wendy Henderson |

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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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