‘You Don’t Look Sick’
Abstract: ‘You Don’t Look Sick’ is a piece of visual-poetry about fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disease I have experienced for 16 years since the age of 21. Linearity cannot explain how pain dances in my body. Poetry, therefore, takes its place to transform the communication of my inexplicable health issue with GIFs of myself. More than 90% people affected by fibromyalgia are adult women. It is a gendered health issue that challenges classic medicine—its pathophysiology is still unclear. This work aims to start a conversation about empathy—how we know and live together.