Neuro-wonderful Bodies | Illustrated Comic Collab
@Hvppyhands and I collaborated to create an illustrated comic, during Autism Awareness Month. The comic explores Dela’s experience with Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and provides a visual to some of the physical and invisible effects of EDS.
EDS for Dela, is a co-morbid of her Autism. She is on a journey to loving her mind and body, and reframing her relationship with them from 'can’t, sick, defective', to 'different but not less'. Different strengths, different needs, still good and still valuable.
EDS can have a mixture of physical and invisible effects - it can involve:
- Brain fog & fatigue,
- Joint hypermobility,
- Chronic joint pain / dislocation,
- Digestive / immunity problems,
- Fragile or stretchy skin,
- Muscle pain/tendinitis,
- Recurrent abdominal hernias,
- Dental and reproductive complications