Material shifts: theorizing endometriosis, embodiment, and experimental art
A body changed by illness demands new narrative modes. In this article, I use autothe-ory to foreground my experience of struggling with symptoms of endometriosis. I enter into conversation with feminist disability scholars who have theorized chronic illness and endometriosis as a disability, and think through some of the socio-eco-nomic effects ... of doing so, particularly within academia. I examine how an experi-mental arts-based practice can be a method of narrating chronic illness. Situated within a disability art aesthetic, I use textiles to represent a chronic pain episode. These images argue for the inherent worthiness of non-normative female embodiment.
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On_culture: the open journal for the study of culture 11 (2021)