This summer Elsie added her voice to Deconstructing Stigma: Changing Attitudes About Mental Health, a series of larger-than-life photographs and interviews with people from across the United States and beyond who have been affected by mental illness.
Since the campaign’s initial physical installation at Boston’s Logan International Airport, it has found homes in various US states, and has traveled the world with pop-up installations across the United States and in almost every inhabited continent. The installations, website, and the companion books serve to capture the complexity of living with a psychiatric disorder, seeking treatment, navigating insurance and healthcare systems, and facing stigma.
Told through the eyes of its participants, Deconstructing Stigma boldly challenges the misconceptions of what those with mental illness look like. Find Elsie’s story here.