Vivian Lin is an industrial design student at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver, Canada), and is always inspired by her experience in her own skin. While she doesn’t have dermatographia, she is still sensitive to the way people perceive others with a skin condition. She grew up with severe
Can you read the message my heart has etched on my skin, this petal-thin map? -Jeannine Hall Gailey (excerpt from “Introduction to Dermatographia“) I came across Jeannine Hall Gailey’s lovely poem “Introduction to Dermatographia” in an online magazine called The Freeman.
Yes my skin does inspire me. It inspires me to be more creative and not be ashamed of the things that make me unique. It also inspires me to get along with the things I already have. -Evelyn Hear, hear–I agree with you Evelyn! I think that when faced with challenges, we grow and learn
Also I do have one more question, what can dermatographia do for me? For example what can I get out of it? Is there anything I can do with it? -Tegan Nicks I received this email from Tegan last month: Dear Ariana, Recently, I have discovered your ‘skin’ work, and have been inspired by the
Hello Ariana, My name’s Denisa and I’m from France. I am 14 years old. I wanted to write you an email to tell you that I have the same “problem” with my skin. I’ve searched for two years for the name of my skin disease and one week ago I finally found it on your
We are all voyeurs at some point. At least I know I am. I have always been inclined to observe the intimacy of others, if what we call intimacy can be susceptible to being eyed. I believe intimacy is something that – when it exists and occurs – must be apprehensible, and so, I am