Migraine Expressions: A Creative Journey through Life with Migraine
Migraine. It’s a world of its own in the universe of primary headache disorders, a neurological disease that limits or debilitates millions of people of all countries, ages, and walks of life. That world is illuminated in Migraine Expressions: A Creative Journey through Life with Migraine by breathtaking works of art, photography, poetry and essays (hardcover, full-color volume of 192 pages, 8.5 by 11 inches, 125 contributors).
Enter the world of life with migraine through the art and words of the most precious sources – those who live in it. These personal expressions from people around the world impacted by this disease illustrate some of the ways migraineurs and their loved ones feel, love, work and play while trying to manage symptoms and live as well as possible.
Migraine, as horrendous as it can be, does not define who we are; and the contents of this book express the hope, optimism, and accomplishments in our lives as well as the loneliness, pain and darkness.
A platform for migraineurs and their loved ones to share experiences, Migraine Expressions also inherently promotes awareness and understanding of migraine and the urgent need for more education, research, and effective treatments.
Comments for Migraine Expressions:
“Congratulations! The images and the words are compelling. Migraineurs will relate to the visual images and the poems. Those who don’t suffer may be better able to empathize after reading the book.”
–Suzanne E. Simons, Executive Director, National Headache Foundation
“Migraine Expressions reveals a neurobiological disease from many highly personal perspectives as contributors transform their experiences into stunning verbal and visual art. The book will help people with migraine find their individual voices even as they recognize the universality of their shared experiences.”
–Richard B. Lipton, MD, Professor of Neurology and Director, Montefiore Headache Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
“Projects such as Migraine Expressions are rare, priceless, and sorely needed. They offer an intimate view of the impact of Migraine disease. The works of art in this book are deeply personal and revealing. They are heart-wrenching and inspiring, filled with both terror and hope.”
–Teri Robert , Writer, educator, and patient advocate, Author of Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches
“Helpful guide to understanding how someone with a migraine really feels. Each written or artistic piece expresses and articulates what a migraine sufferer goes through and the emotions of their loved ones. Good addition to help the individual sufferer, supplement a migraine library or enhance a migraine support group.”
–Kathleen S. Beck, Librarian
“I am in awe. The book is amazing! More than I could have imagined! I want to buy it and give it to anyone who has ever treated me badly because of migraine – every boss I ever had, family members, boyfriends, and my ex-husband. The art pieces and the poetry and personal stories, the laughter and understanding – there is something for every emotion! I just want to kiss you in thanks! I cannot wait to share this book with my group members. Thank you!”
–Renee Daley, Leader of two migraine support groups
“This book is going to help so many people. I felt so alone during the worst of my suffering, and unfortunately that lasted quite a long time. If only I had a book such as this; I wouldn’t have felt so alone.”
–Melissa Bartosh, Contributing artist and writer
“I just received Migraine Expressions the other day and as soon as I cracked it open I got tears in my eyes. As a frequent migraine sufferer, I can actually FEEL the pictures. I can’t bring myself to sit and read through the entire book, so I am going to view one entry a day. Thank you so much!”