Thinking About The Opportunity to Become Living Art: Other Sam Gets Body Painted (Guest Post)

For those of you who are looking for some lighter reading, we’re reblogging some of our favorite posts about the fun things we all do. Here’s one on body painting. It’s a good thought…


by Sam Walsh

As someone who studies Sociology and has a visible disability (I use a wheelchair), I have always been interested in the relationship between culture and the individual (the body). I would suggest that my body falls outside the expected norm. I am often aware of strangers staring at me. I know people watch me get in and out of the car. I have had people come up to me at times and comment on things I am doing, things that I feel other people would go unnoticed for. I am also continually asked if I need help when out in public. I often wonder about how this frames my position and my body in society. As a bit of a hobby, I find ways to subvert or disrupt how my body is read or how people interact with me. I wear a lot of interesting shoes, because…

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