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Welcome to Shiloh's blog, sharing creativity, laughter, some tears, hope and strength through art. You can find more art and advocacy work by Shiloh on her website, simply click on this link: www.shilohmoore.wix.com/byshi Prints of some of her work can be bought at: http://shilissimo.redbubble.com All artwork © by Shiloh Moore

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Life with ME: Spot the Difference - "Weekend Girly Coffee Date"




LIFE WITH ME:
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE - 
‘WEEKEND GIRLY COFFEE DATE’
© 2016 by Shiloh Moore 

Prints of this work can be found at my Redbubble site here:
Spot the Difference PART A  - Image
Spot the Difference PART B - Words
 http://shilissimo.redbubble.com


Today, Sept 27th 2016, is the second international day of action by #MEAction promoting awareness and change for the #MILLIONSMISSING (around 20 million people worldwide) with ME, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.   Note that the Australian day of action will be held in Melbourne in 2 weeks, on Wednesday 12 Oct 2016, from 1-2pm at Parliament House, East Melbourne, Vic, 3002 Australia.   

More information about the campaign, and ME, can be found here: http://www.meaction.net/

This 'Spot the difference' cartoon is my contribution to spreading insight into the disabling condition that I have had for more than two and a half decades.  

Here is the wording to go with the illustration:

LIFE WITH ME:
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE - 
'WEEKEND GIRLY COFFEE DATE'
 © 2016 by Shiloh Moore 

PERSON A:

“You look great!  But you don't look sick.
I feel tired all the time too,
maybe I have chronic fatigue? Hahaha!”

30 something married mother
+ career woman:

1) Frazzled long hair from morning gym session
2) Pretty dress + make-up
3) Heavy jewellery
4) Favourite perfume
5) Large slice of cake
6) High heels
7) Feet sore from standing and walking all morning
8) Shopping bags from browsing before coffee date
9) Barely able to sit still
10) Car keys for driving
11) Coffee date is the 5th of 10 events today

=  Is healthy but overworked

PERSON B:

(Smiles awkwardly)

30 something single woman with no kids
+ no job:

1) Bed-hair, cut short because it causes pain
2) Comfortable clothes + no make-up - no energy for fuss
3) No accessories as they trigger pain
4) No scents or chemicals as she is sensitive and reacts
5) No cake due to food intolerances
6) Flat shoes with orthotics
7) Feet sore from standing at all
8) Just got up at 10.30 in time for coffee
9) Barely able to sit up long enough for a brief cuppa
10) Driven door to door by a carer
11) Coffee date is the only non- medical outing or visit from a friend all week. 
She will need to go home to rest immediately after.

=  Has moderate ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and FM (Fibromyalgia Syndrome)

Shiloh Moore can be contacted on her webpage here:  www.shilohmoore.wix.com/byshi


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