We’re Not Waiting

    a photo of a person from the shoulders down standing at a table, using scissors to cut paper, they are wearing braces on their wristsFebruary 6 - 26, 2020
    Reception: Sunday February 9, 3-5 pm (Pre-Register on Eventbrite)

    I’ve been wished a ‘Refuah Shlema’, a full recovery, more times than I can count. But with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), the symptoms that I experience are a part of my everyday existence. When we only think of pain and fatigue as something to be cured or recovered from, we erase the reality of so many people living with chronic illness, including those with genetic conditions like EDS.

    This exhibit, featuring the work of award winning photographer, Chorong Kim, celebrates people with EDS living our lives, in whatever way works for us. Not waiting for society to create space, but finding a way forward ourselves. Whether it’s watching a favourite Netflix show in bed, embroidering with braces on, connecting with the Disability community, finding a way to write, work, research or do whatever it is we care about; we’re here, and we’re not waiting.

    - Ophira Calof (Curator)

    About the Artist

    Ophira Calof (curator)
    Ophira is a multi-award winning writer, performer, producer, and speaker whose work centres disability and chronic illness experience. She curates the Reelabilities Film Festival comedy programming, was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Jacalyn Duffin Health and Humanities Conference at Queen's University, and her solo cabaret-esque show, Literally Titanium, was selected to be presented at the 2019 Next Stage Theatre Festival.

    Chorong Kim (photographer)
    Chorong is an award-winning Korean-Canadian filmmaker and photographer based in Toronto. She was born in Berlin, Germany, and grew up in Seoul, South Korea. Her photography was published by the CBC, Huffington Post, and Times Colonist. She holds a master’s degree in Germanic Studies at the University of Victoria.

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    Contact & Info

    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422
    Email: info@mnjcc.org

    Charitable Registration Number:
    140344243 RR0001