ALL - Living Silences: The Stories We Tell about Ourselves

  Dates & times
  • Thu, 03/07/2024 - 12:00pm
  Age Groups Adult Lifelong Learning


ALL - Adult Lifelong Learning

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Fall 2023 ALL

Living Silences: The Stories We Tell about Ourselves
Thursday, March 7 & 21 at 12:00 pm
(class size limited to 20)

Researcher and COVID long-hauler Lauren Chivington shares life experiences of a "silent" disorder and instructs participants to better tell their own stories. 

Session One: Lauren will focus on the background of someone living with what we now call Long COVID, and how art therapy is used to process the disorder to be "chronically well". 

Session Two: Lauren will focus on taking those learned techniques and allowing participants to come together, break silences of their own, and share their own stories through various modes and mediums of expression.

Each 1hr course is led by:
Lauren Chivington (They/Them) is a 3rd year Ph.D. student at the Ohio State University in the English department majoring in Medical Humanities and minoring in Disability Studies. Lauren teaches at the college level for both OSU and Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio, giving talks internationally on their lived experiences and research in graphic medicine. Lauren’s dissertation work focuses on promoting Long Covid narratives in healthcare spaces impacted by silencing forces of pandemic, pathology, and patriarchy. You can find their research on the Empty Speech Balloon in ImageTexT (2021) and on Holocaust Narratives in Controversial Media in the International Journal of Comic Art (2018). 

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