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2018 Annual Conference


March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Ashley Maidon

SPE Member since 2011
Member Chapter: Southeast

Living With

My work represents my research into idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), its symptoms, treatments, and outcomes. My recent diagnosis with this neurological disorder inspired further investigations into IIH patients, awareness, and support groups. I create these pieces by combining self-portraits and appropriated medical imagery; I am illustrating invisible symptoms of a rare disorder. People with IIH can seem like they are having a normal day, but truly are dealing with a horrible headache or some other unseen symptom. Internal diseases can go unnoticed by friends and family. It is our responsibility to reach out to our neighbor and advocate for ourselves. This body of work provides insight into IIH and perhaps can start the conversation of how we can help those living with IIH.

All prints are 19.75 in x 27.5 in

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Acetazolamide 250 mg

Risk Factors


May Cause Drowsiness

Melancholia, Bloodletting

Thirst From Medication


Lumbar Puncture

Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

Vision Loss

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