Photographer Hannah Laycock is supporting an initiative by ShiftMS, a Multiple Sclerosis charity. Laycock’s photographs depict how she personally feels about her diagnosis of Mulitple Sclerosis and the feelings of uncertainty, fear, loss and liberation.
Hannah first feared she had motor neurone disease, a disease in which her father has had since 2009. Hannah expresses her thoughts on her art and disease by saying,
“I see my experience of the diagnosis as serendipitist in some ways,” she says. “I’m fortunate enough not to have MND, and fortunate enough to have learnt a lot from my dad and his diagnosis, which has given me strength of mind, body and soul.”
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She goes on to talking about her idea of changing the definition of loss by saying “Neurology’s favourite word is ‘deficit’,” she says. “Loss of speech, loss of language, loss of memory, loss of vision, loss of dexterity, loss of identity.”
Check out some of the other artists contributing to the campaign at BBC News.