“My name is Emily, I’m 17 years old and I live in Missouri. I will be starting my senior year of high school this fall, and hope to be an English teacher when I grow up. I started noticed the bumps on my skin about a month before my diagnosis. They were white, and looked
People ask me all the time if there’s a cure for dermatographia. Unfortunately it’s not such an easy answer. Everyone’s triggers and causes are so different that what reduces one person’s itchiness might do nothing for another. This makes it super hard to know what to tell people who ask me how to lessen the
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
Hope you all have an excellent holiday time! Hard to believe it’s almost 2015. This has been an extraordinary year, and the next one promises to be just as exciting. If you’re in New York before January 17th, please check out Broad Channels, my solo exhibition at MagnanMetz Gallery.
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.