Unmasking Concealed Chronic Illness and Pain
by Carol Sveilich, MA
Nearly everyone knows someone who is living with a health challenge that is difficult, if not impossible, to detect in their appearance and demeanor. "Just Fine" discusses this dichotomy of looking one way while feeling quite another. This topic is explored not only with words, but with original portraits, because the true story of looking one way while feeling quite differently requires both. No other book has approached hidden health disorders in this manner. It is a powerful and telling tale that must be told as well as shown.
Sveilich interviewed and photographed over 50 people of all ages and from all walks of life who live with a variety of concealed disorders. She also consulted with numerous medical and mental health professionals to explore the juxtaposition of looking one way while feeling quite another.