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The Curtain

By  Kayleigh Peters 2021 - 2024

The Curtain was conceived through first-hand experience of long-term poor health, and the subsequent negative experiences in hospital. The idea of a hospital curtain offers a small perceived idea of privacy, yet when suffering from hidden and taboo illnesses, there is a sense of irony. The hand-embroidered panels that are exposed only when the curtain is opened, tells a story of one woman’s health battles of a multitude of illnesses, long waits, and inadequate treatment options. However, this isn’t a rare story. Unfortunately, many people experience similar as they navigate a healthcare system that is rife with gendered biases. The Curtain continues evolving through new health battles, and further research through history noting how societal healthcare has evolved over time. 

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