Incognito No More

For my contributions for Invisible Illness Awareness Week  this year, Leslie  at Getting Closer To Myself and I are collaborating on a fun little project with our goal being to make the invisible ‘visible’.  The theme is for all chronic illnesses, not just lupus.  Whatever you’re ‘facing’, make your life visible rather than perpetuating the invisible.

The inspiration for this project was taken from various website sources on the late Saul Steinberg’s work from the 1950’s and 1960’s  You can find more of his work at  Martha Stewart’s website  or even by simply searching  his name in Google images.   My theme for the week will be to illustrate (illuminate?) what living with lupus can be like for me.  Today, I’ll introduce you to Maria’s Lupus.  Stay tuned for the antics that are sure to follow.

So what are you waiting for?  Grab a paper bag, get creative, and show us your pics.  Submit them to me at or Leslie’s  blog.  If you’d rather post your photos directly on your own blog, then share the link with us so that we can share them with our readers during this week.  I will put together a new page to showcase them all! 

A couple of things to keep in mind: 

  1. NO plastic bags.  Paper ONLY.  (Obviously)
  2.  We know that many of you may have more illnesses than fit on the paper bag. Represent what you want to and leave out the rest, if you’d like.  It’s all about you~

Check here throughout the week for my theme “Living With Lupus” and be sure to visit Leslie’s  blog for more examples and contributions from others (also on our blog here through the official Invisible Illness Awareness Week September 13-19th.  I’m sure you’ll find something to get your creative juices flowing.

Looking forward to ‘seeing’ what all of you have to share and meet all the new faces out there!

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  1. #1  phylor

    I think your and Leslie’s idea for invisible illness awareness week is absolutely fantastic!
    Now, I need to find my markers and a brown paper bag!
    Thx for sharing such an innovative idea.

    10/09/07 10:00

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