I Am More: Facing Stigma this powerful black-and-white photography exhibit aims to erase the stigma that surrounds mental illness by expanding our perceptions and challenging expectations of what mental illness “looks like”. Mental illness is a silent epidemic that touches so many yet we can’t see it the way that we see physical illness. The courageous models in this exhibit are more than their depression, their anxiety, their eating disorder, their post-traumatic stress disorder, or being a suicide survivor. They are musicians, artists, nature lovers, parents, and friends; and they are all Facing Stigma.
The exhibit consists of two traveling exhibits and a digital version to be incorporated into health curricula at middle and high schools or for presentations.
We are thrilled to announce that this powerful exhibit is available to travel to further our mission. If you are interested in finding out how you bring this show to your town, school, library, museum, or other venue, please click below for more information.
Photos by Lissy Thomas • Installation photographs, Speedwell//projects, May 2018