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In our continuing goal of highlighting BlackSci-Fi and contributions by creators of color across the various creative spectrums, we here at BlackSci-Fi.com are going to highlight some awesome Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and GoFund Me campaigns you might want to donate to. Check out the below campaign, and spread the word.

CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments

From the Kickstarter website:

CORPUS: A COMIC ANTHOLOGY OF BODILY AILMENTS is an anthology about illness, both mental and physical, in any form as well as healthcare experiences. It is a full color book with over 200 pages of content from some incredibly talented folks tackling a huge variety of personal, scary, hilarious, and poignant topics regarding illness. There are 40 stories ranging from peanut allergies to losing an eye, from depression to epilepsy, from what it is to care for a sick person to tackling the stigma of a chronic illness yourself.

Everyone’s been sick at some point, some for short periods, some for their entire lives. We are all united by the fact that we navigate the world with our bodies, and it deeply affects the way we exist. Everyone has a story. Stories have the power to spark empathy. These stories of illness connect us, remove the fear of the disabled and the unknown. After all, health is a funny thing like that. Most don’t really think about their own health until it’s compromised.

My own experience as a Type 1 Diabetic made me reflect on the lack of narratives about visible or invisible disabilities. Despite the fact that everyone has encountered illness there are very few stories about the experience in our popular narrative. It is my hope that with this project, we can begin the overdue conversation about health, healthcare, and empathy.

We are Kickstarting to cover creator fees and printing costs. Please help us make CORPUS a reality!

Head here for more information.

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