Autoimmune Portrait Project - say cheese!

Check out this great blog, called "Autoimmune Portrait Project", when you have the chance. The blogger is photographer, Jodi McKee, who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2008, and has since started a portrait project featuring people with RA and other autoimmune diseases. The stories are very inspiring, and the pictures are quite lovely. And here's an article from Arthritis Today where she was featured.

Want to know a little bit more about Jodi? Here's a snippet from her site, giving you a little more background:

I am a photographer living in New York City. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2008 and have decided to start a portrait project of people who have RA and other autoimmune diseases.

My hope for this project is that I can let everyone know that there are a lot of younger people out there who are dealing with these chronic, often painful, illnesses. Also, I think it is very important for the newly diagnosed to be able to see all of these beautiful, happy faces and know that they are not the only one.

Working on this project makes me feel like we are all in this together and that none of us has to go through it alone.

If you would like to participate and have me take your portrait, please e-mail me at Thanks!




Anonymous said…
I am so happy that she is using her talent to help and inspire others. Seeing people like her encourages us to use all the talents we have and not let sickness get the best of us.

I hope her simple message of hope gets out to many people. There are many artists who suffer from illnesses. Some get discouraged instead of inspired, but this will be like a light at the end of the tunnel for them.

Thank you so much, Jodi! Be encouraged, friends!

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