“she wants to be normal”


This work is created using my own xrays showing the Harrington rod that was inserted to treat my scoliosis overlaid with the word normal culled from my medical records.  I sort advise from my consultant when in 1995 I had been turned down from joining a yoga class and a gym in the same week. The excuse they gave me was that I may injure myself, at this point I still had a noticeable “hump”. The consultant recommended more surgery so that my difference would be hidden but many years later I found he had written “she wants to be normal” in my notes. I did not consider myself abnormal just wanted the right to be physically healthy.