Art show aims to explore patients’ experiences

An art show seeks to share and explore the experiences of patients in the Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals in the UK. The artist, Nicola Streeten, describes the project as her “art telling someone else’s story.” Victoria Hamer is one of the patients whose story is told in the show. Treated long-distance through “telemedicine,” Hamer had to relearn how to speak, walk, and write following a stroke. The show is called Stories from Front Line, and is being displayed in Brighton’s Jubilee Square as part of the Brighton Science Festival. According to The Latest TV, producers of the video below, the exhibition is “aimed to illuminate the personal and ethical issues of illness and healthcare through individual’s experiences.” This video may begin with a commercial which was not chosen by or for the benefit of DisAbility Rights Galaxy.

Emily Pate is a third-year student at Seattle University interested in Strategic Communications, learning Spanish, and working with non-profits. Her work for Rooted In Rights is focused on discussing current events in the community of people with disabilities. Her experience previous to Rooted In Rights includes writing broadcasts for KBOO radio in Portland, OR, and managing a neighborhood blog in the Seattle community. In addition to work, Emily enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends and family, and backpacking.