One of the things about TuDiabetes that has historically made it a truly unique place within the Diabetes Online Community was our focus on artistic expression. Over the years we as a community have done a number of beautifully creative projects aimed at encouraging people to use artistic expression as a way to tell our stories, connect to one another, comfort and inspire each other, educate others about what it feels like to have diabetes, and more.
In the last couple years those artistic projects have largely fallen by the wayside in favor of other endeavors, and it’s time to bring them back! For the next 6 months we will have a monthly artistic project for members to participate in, at the end of which we plan to select artistic pieces from community members to publish in a Diabetes Community Expression book which will be sold through the DHF online store! Some of our old-timers may recall that we published a book of poetry in this way, years ago, which is absolutely beautiful and which is still in demand today!
September’s project: Word In Your Hand
This one’s easy
- write a word on your hand that in some way represents diabetes to you
- take a picture of it (include as much or as little of yourself in the picture as you would like)
- post the picture in the thread below
You can do this as many times as you want… The more, the merrier!
For inspiration, watch the stunning video that came out of this same project, in 2009: