My Days of Losing Words (Kehrer, December 2013) is a beautiful and moving body of work in which San Francisco-based photographer Rachael Jablo documents her personal battle living with chronic migraines since June 2008. Without medication, the pain wrought from this disabling disease caused Jablo to lose her ability to speak. With medication, the pain would lessen and she was able to speak again, but the cost was a side effect that caused her to forget words. Through her photography, Jablo searched to regain the words she had lost…
Over 36 million Americans suffer from chronic migraine. It is the artist’s hope that this book will be a tool in raising awareness of this often-invisible disease and inspire people to get involved; helping to raise funds for treatments and research can improve the lives of the millions of people living in America and worldwide whose lives are disrupted by migraines.
—Courtesy Keher Verlag
The book will be available in December along with two accompanying exhibitions at Learning Center Gallery at the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA from December 3, 2013–February 19, 2014 and at Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco currently on view through January 10, 2014.