Lisa Adams creates images that are often unsettling, sometimes melancholy or by turns uplifting, but always affecting and richly atmospheric. The scale on which she works affords her involved and tightly realised paintings an intimacy that echoes the personal nature of her subject matter. Indeed, she explores grand emotions on a humble scale so that the very act of looking at her paintings is a revelatory and ultimately rewarding experience. Adam’s emblematic paintings hold the promise of divested secrets and play with constructions of language through the incorporation of witty titles. (src. QUT Art Museum Public Programs by Alison Kubler, Curator)
© All images courtesy of the artist
The nerve!….This goes out to all the spoonies.
a handicapped spot, placed the sticker in my mirror and continued into the store. Upon returning to my car I found a note written by someone, it said “Shame on you, you are NOT handicapped. You have taken a space that could have been used by an actually handicapped person. You are a selfish young lady.” I was LIVID. How can someone be so ignorant and cowardly? They clearly saw me walk out of my car, why not approach me? Not all handicaps are visible. I would love for you to share this story. It would help spread awareness for CF, but it would help open people’s minds to what handicapped really is.
Thank you for your time”
A friend of mine fell over 20 feet and basically broke half his ribs, punctured his lung, broke his arm in three places that required many surgeries to fix and messed up a nerve in his leg. He had to walk with a cane for a long time after it and some lady in a restaurant thought he was just walking with a cane for the hell of it and she ripped it from his hands and grabbed his messed up arm and shook him and told him he was an awful human being for pretending to be handicapped. What the fuck people?
This is what real ableism looks like.
I have ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disorder which causes my body to attack my colon, and I qualify for one of those stickers. I’m scared to get one, though, because I look healthy and whole.
A mutual friend of mine’s mother has severe fibromyalgia (that gives her a handicapped pass) and as she was walking to her car after buying her groceries, a man actually lunged at her and started yelling at her about her “not looking handicapped”. It left her mother shaking and crying, of course, and it just makes me so angry how awful and ignorant some people can be.
Not all handicaps are visible
Can I just pin this sentence on every lamppost all over the planet please
This is so upsetting :(
My dad is legally blind, and and he prefers to walk around without his cane for safety reasons, he doesn’t look handicapped or blind, but he still has a placard and when I drive for him we still park in the handicapped parking so I can know he’s safe; This letter is BS.
My family has recently been discovered to have a genetic problem (microdeletion of chromosone 16). My sister and my cousin have the worst symptoms with a mix of learning disabilities, autitstic tendencys, behavioural difficulties and epilepsy (alongside other stuff). (The rest of us are now being looked at now it’s been proven o be genetics so stuff we knew were problems are actually going to be diagnosed etc because they can’t ignore us and say we’re just making stuff up now we have genetic proof). My mum doesnt drive but we’ll often sit in the disabled spaces on trains or buses as my sister NEEDS a seat. If she was to have a seizure whilst standing on packed public transport the amount of harm she could do to herself is ridiculous. We’re ALWAYS being glared at and whispered about by (usually elderly) people because they think they deserve the seat more because we have nothing visibly wrong. -Luna
This is an issue with EDSers(ehlers danlos syndrome) as well. This is sad, people always ask me “what did you do to your ankle(or insert random joint here)?” And I always reply, “life.” Because I’m so over it at this point.
I also suffer from vasovagal syncope(random episodes of blacking out), fibrositis, and hyper-mobile joint syndrome, and CFS and vertigo as side effects of meds and the disorders.
Invisible illness awareness.