I Am the Face of Brain Injury Video Project #2
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Washington State brain injury community, you are busy and productive and creative!
Here comes Take 2 of the “I Am the Face of Brain Injury” video project. This is for people anywhere in the world. Whoever sees or hears this post, if you’re a peer with brain injury, please consider contributing.
Here’s how it works. You video record yourself on a cell phone, video camera, web cam, whatever you got. Make your video about 2-4 seconds long. Then send it to Craig Sicilia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Type “I AM #2” in the subject line of the email.
What do you say in the video? Here you go!
Say: “I am…” and then finish that sentence with whatever you are: a father, mother, sister, granddad, painter, artist, doctor, teacher, mechanic, builder. (I suggest you don’t pick a lot of words to describe yourself since the whole movie you’re making is 2-4 seconds long!)
Then say this: “I am the face of brain injury.”
It’s great if there’s a pretty quiet background and plenty of light on your face when you film. You can have someone record you, or you can do a selfie movie. I’m definitely contributing!
Why is Craig doing this? It’s important for people to see us, all of us, to see what a diverse and amazing group of people we are. But in addition to our amazingness, we also need people to know who we are so that we can get supports when needed. The amazingness reminds me a lot of the This Is What Disability Looks Like campaign. Here’s an image of that.
[Image description: Black and white photo of a Black woman with wheelchair love tattoo smiling and holding a cane, a white woman in a manual wheelchair with legs crossed and leaning over casually, and a small dog. Text on the picture says “This is what disability looks like. F*cking Awesome.”]
Own it. Flaunt it. But even if you don’t want to flaunt it or you don’t have pride about having a brain injury or disability, we still need you in this video project. Every peer and survivor with any kind of brain injury counts. Every single one.
Please send your short video by email to Craig by October 23rd so he can put them all together into one longer piece. And thank you.