Monday, March 24, 2014

Seeing MS - Exposing the Invisible Disease

"Most symptoms of multiple sclerosis go unnoticed by everyone except the person living with them. One day they can alter your memory, the next your vision. Striking without warning and leaving no trace, they are invisible." – Seeing MS

I recently came across this amazing creative project, hailing from our friends down under at the MS Society, Australia: Seeing MS. It features the work of nine photographers who worked with MSers to portray the invisibility of nine MS symptoms: fatigue, blurred vision, numbness, brain fog, spasticity, hot and cold, pain, dizziness and loss of balance.

We often talk about the invisibility of Multiple Sclerosis and this MSer: Photographer collaboration successfully and powerfully illustrates MS symptoms through photography. It is so difficult to describe what we live with and understanding our symptoms can be difficult for others, or non-MSers. These photographers have done a dynamite job depicting what the invisibility of MS feels like, a truly incredible accomplishment.

Take a moment to watch the video below, read through their site and download the app (cool filters!) to create your own image of what your MS symptoms are like.

To see the whole project and to make a donation to the MS Society, Australia, check out their site

Take care!



  1. This is excellent, Christie. I would have never known about this. I am going to take a look!

  2. I know Cathy! I am most impressed with this project. I am going to try to photograph one of my symptoms and send to the team. Hope you're well. Christie

  3. Excellent work keep it up thanks a lot for sharing with us...

  4. I liked it a lot better when mine WAS invisible!



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