Photo Fridays- Never Let Your Pain Go To Waste
This picture is being sold as part of a fundraising effort between the US Pain Foundation and 540WMain, a non-profit run by my dear friend Calvin Eaton in Rochester, NY. Learn more about this project and how to purchase artwork by those who have chronic pain conditions.
In this picture, my toes are curled, my nails are digging into my skin, and I am protecting myself from the pain of a migraine that I was actively having at the time. Photo credit goes to the amazing Elisabeth Viilu Photography, out of Dallas, TX.
Today, August 31, is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). Started by an organization in Australia in 2001, this is a day to not only remember those lost to overdose, but also to educate. “The tragedy of overdose death is preventable and more must be done to save lives,” says the Penington Institute who started this initiative.
On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Health Union (parent company of Migraine.com) invited all the HQ staff, writers and moderators to join together for the first time at their new space in Philly. One of our co-founders said it best- “Welcome Home.” And that’s exactly what these 2 days felt like.
My dear friend and fellow writer for Migraine.com, Lisa Benson, was the first one to answer my call to share art that depicts illness and pain.