“she wants to be normal”

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.