In Corpore Sano on Medium

I’m pleased to announce that the In Corpore Sano anthology has begun publishing excerpts on Medium, including some of the writing I’ve done for the anthology as well as some of my symptomatology and anatomy embroidery pieces.

An outline of a naked woman is embroidered on linen in the same bone white colour as the linen. She stands legs together, her right hand covering her groin, her left hand, palm up, extended slightly to her side. She looks to the right. Her body is covered in squiggles, dots, and lines in blues, burgundies, greens and greys. Some of the markings are done in thick stitches, some in thin lines. Her belly is clear of markings. Her face is a mask of green lines, feathery lines cover her shoulders and chest. There is a thick band of intricate burgundy stitching around her waist. Her forearms and hands are covered in thick undulant lines. Her right leg has bands of burgundy along the muscles, with small dots around them. Her inner left leg has a thick line of blue running up it, with thin branches spreading towards her outer leg.

My personal essay excerpt, Meaning Making/Making Meaning :: In Corpore Sano presents Lia Pas outlines the way my creative practice has changed since becoming ill with ME/CFS in 2015 and has a number of my embroidery pieces as illustrations.

Amanda Glassman has written an outline of the online series titled Hello to IN CORPORE SANO :: Creative Practice & the Challenged* Body :: a web & print:document series .

Also, Written Over :: In Corpore Sano Presents Jill Khoury, a set of poems and prompts, is illustrated by another of my anatomy embroidery pieces.

There will be weekly excerpts published on Medium for the next few months, so please visit the In Corpore Sano Medium page for more writing and images on the challenged body as they are published.

US addresses can pre-order the print anthology for a discounted price here, but Canadian addresses will need to wait until the anthology is published in March or April to order a copy.

Upcoming Anthology Publication: In Corpore Sano

I have reached a point in my recovery from ME/CFS that means I am able to write again! ME/CFS is a neuro-immune disease and some of the symptoms include brain fog and cognitive fatigue. When I first got ill in 2015 I was unable to read or write for any length of time because it would utterly exhaust me. I’m very happy to say that I can now read and write with relative ease again.

Most of my writing these days is in the form of journaling, but earlier this year I submitted some of my embroidery work to an anthology about “challenged bodies” and creative work. As part of the In Corpore Sano anthology I was asked to write about my experience of being a creative person living with a debilitating illness and wrote a fairly long essay about that as well as the autobiographical and therapeutic nature of my embroidery work.  Continue reading