About My Sudden Sight
What is My Sudden Sight?
My Sudden Sight is centered on the belief that recovering from major trauma and living fully with chronic illness begins with steps toward healing the whole self: Mind, Body, and Spirit. The blog seeks to offer support as we settle into the “new normal” created by traumas and chronic disorders in a way that continues to nourish the whole self.
The original Sudden Sight blog was inspired by my own story of finding clarity in life after dealing with the very real possibility of losing my vision. I’ll admit, it is not always easy to keep that clarity in focus. I use this blog and the posts I share as steps toward taming the chaos that health and other crises have made in my life.
My blog posts are intended to help others who, like me, have experienced acute and complex trauma, and for those who are living with chronic illness – be it mental, emotional, physical, or any combination of these. I find that they don’t usually act alone in our lives, and it can be nearly impossible to fight one without addressing them all. With my play Depth Perception, I intended to expose the difficulties of these additional hurdles in everyday life. Chronic illness and medical trauma may be visible, something others can see and acknowledge as a daily difficulty, but much of the time our struggles are invisible – and, therefore, considered nonexistent by many around us. Mainstream media exacerbates the othering of those with chronic illness by treating people and characters as their diseases, rather than as people.
Through this blog, the show, and my personal actions, my goals for My Sudden Sight are to:
- CONNECT with others on a personal level through sympathy, empathy, and commiseration,
- ADVOCATE for better healthcare that is more sustainable and affordable, and
- PROMOTE greater visibility of chronic illness in positive mainstream discourse.
For more information, or to suggest new post topics, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.