"I Am More: Facing Stigma"

05.10.18 "I Am More: Facing Stigma," is the title of a photography show on exhibit at Speedwell Projects on Forest Avenue in Portland through May 12th. The show, which highlights the work of Portland photographer Lissy Thomas, features 22 black-and-white portraits of locals affected by mental health challenges. One of the photographs has the following accompanying statement: "I am Kathy. I am a friend. I am a chess advocate. I am a rock enthusiast. I am an artist. I am a survivor of post traumatic stress. I am a peaceful warrior."

Self-proclaimed chess advocate "Kathy" is featured in one of the portraits in the photography show "I Am More: Facing Stigma" currently on display at Speedwell Projects on Forest Avenue in Portland..

For the full article as it appeared in the Bangor Daily News please visit This Maine photographer wants you to look mental illness in the face

"Kathy" (left) and "Eli"

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