It's hard to believe the end of a year, a decade and a semester is upon us! I've survived my first semester of grad school and submitted my final project for my Presentational Speaking course. After spending the last few months watching dozens of Pecha Kucha presentations on topics ranging from tea farming to modern architecture, I created my own PK-style presentation titled Spoons, Shoes & The Power of Empathy.
As I researched the spoon theory and other analogies that have been used to describe life with chronic illness and invisible disabilities, I was overwhelmed by the diversity of stories that have been told in an attempt to bring awareness and understanding to the issue. I couldn't possibly cover them all in one seven-minute video, but I hope this presentation serves as an effective introduction to the spoon theory and the importance of empathy for the disability community.
Thanks for watching!