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Invisible Obstacles / by May Ling Kopecky

Library Gallery
Exhibition:
Saturday, November 13Friday, December 10

We would like to welcome students, faculty, and staff to see the latest exhibition in the Library Gallery, May Ling Kopecky's Invisible Obstacles.

Introduction to the exhibition by May Ling Kopecky:

The Americans with Disabilities Act defines disability as a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.” When I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of fifteen, I hesitated to call it a disability. Symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, heat intolerance, double vision, migraines, and muscle weakness can’t be observed by others, and therefore often aren’t acknowledged. Many people told me I “looked fine” or was too young to be sick, which led to impostor syndrome and difficulties with speaking up for myself.

Invisible Obstacles explores my experiences with MS symptoms, as well as the MRI scans that act as “proof” of my chronic illness. Through this exhibition, I hope to prompt others to consider just how much can go unseen when looking at another person, as well as encourage people with invisible illnesses to advocate for themselves.

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Invisible Obstacles / by May Ling Kopecky