Kara here. As some of you know, part of the installation will be dedicated to highlighting how Hurricane Maria was particularly destructive for people with disabilities and their caregivers.
This ties into the show on many levels. Joseph Cornell was himself a caregiver for his brother Robert, who had severe cerebral palsy. They had, by all accounts, a warm a loving relationship. I could not do half the things I do without my amazing support network: my husband, my family, my friends and colleagues. Knowing I have such wonderful people to lean on gives me a chance to stand tall.
If you know anyone who would like to share their experiences living through the disaster, please write us and let us know. Our goal is to have a wall filled with quotes from individuals with functional diversity, and their caregivers. The text will be in Spanish and in English.
I am happy to send emails, messages, talk, or Skype. We just want to give people a chance to tell what has happened to them to a wider audience.