Becoming disabled: A woman photographs her life with MS

  • 20 August 2014
Media captionPatricia Lay-Dorsey takes intimate photos of life with MS

On discovering she had multiple sclerosis, Patricia Lay-Dorsey decided to photograph how her body and her life have altered, and how she feels about it.

The Detroit-based artist was diagnosed with chronic progressive MS in 1988 when she was 45. At the time she was running marathons for fun and taking 200-mile bicycle tours.

Lay-Dorsey started taking self-portraits six years ago. She says it has made her think more positively about her body and hopes her work will change attitudes.

Interview by Dan Damon. Music by KPM Music.

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