Invisible Project: Queer & Living With Invisible Illness — Sissy Screens
Author: Parker Blain

Invisible Project

Invisible Project: Curated by Parker Blain

Curator Parker Blain—a trans photographer living with lupus, fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression—reached out to a range of LGBTQIA+ contemporaries to share a visual diary exploring their experiences of self-isolation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He explains: “When you watch the news and hear warnings aimed at people with compromised immune systems, most people think of the elderly, not the young person whose immune system is in overdrive and inflamed. I wanted people to understand that pre-COVID, the majority of us couldn’t leave the house anyway. This is our ongoing lived reality.”

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Above: Rosie, 31, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety
Above: Ellen, 31, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Above: Parker, 28, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, Depression
Above: Maggie, 40, Multiple Sclerosis, Depression
Above: Naomi, 29, Anemia, Endometriosis, Chronic Migraines, Trichotillomania, Dermatilliomania, Borderline Personality Disorder, Premenstural Dysphoric Disorder
Above: Megan, 27, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Above: Oliver, 29, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
Above: Gus, 30, Degenerative Spinal Disease, Endometriosis, Chronic Migraines
Above: Eneko, 26, Autism, Hearing Loss, Easting Disorder, Gender Dysphoria
Supported by the City of Yarra’s Creative Community COVID-19 Quick Response Grant.