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Two years ago, an idiopathic neuropathy entered Liz Jackson’s life, transforming a hustle and bustle metropolitan lifestyle into one of unexpected instability. Yet, while she has faced many moments of debility, weakness and despair have never been in the cards for Liz. With this new fate, Liz has taken her challenges and transformed them into focus, patience, strength, and most importantly, activism.  Since then, Liz has come a long way, and she ... Read More
  This week, I started a new job that requires me to engage with the public. Thankfully, it does not entail holding a sign for, “the best New York Comedy Show” or dressing up as Elmo in times square. Instead, I am (wo)manning the Bryant Park art cart, which is a cart parked in front of the New York Public Library full of free art supplies for the public to use. Anyone can stop by to try out an assortment of high- quality drawing/ arts and ... Read More
Photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero turns her feelings of discomfort and awkwardness into striking images in her project, Wait Watchers. The photographs depict Morris-Cafiero, an obese woman, performing everyday tasks and actions in public. Using a tripod and self-timer, she is able to capture self portraits that are often rendered heartbreaking by cruel passers-by in the background. Having struggled with her weight all her life, Morris-Cafiero is well aware ... Read More