Exit Strategy #1

Video, 9 min, 2017 / 2018


I develop debilitating chronic pain after a head injury and seek answers about why I cannot heal. I start unraveling the aftermath and realize my pain has the power to dissociate me not only from my mind, muscles, and bones, but from the world. I wonder if the separating power of dissociation can be transformed into connective energy and strength. But, how exactly? Segments inspired by Christine Miserandino's Spoon Theory of chronic illness. The first in a series regarding my ability to cope with my emotional and physical traumas.