Dear TB Photovoice Family,
We are happy to report that our revamped TB Photovoice website is now ready to go for persons willing to contribute their personal TB stories to the TB Voices Project for Snohomish and King County, Washington! With funding from the Firland Foundation for this year long project, we spent March and April preparing for the implementation of this project that will bridge the gap between a local and global TB experiences.
How the TB Voices Project Works:
We are assisting participants, with their permission, to document their TB experience using either photos, video/voice recordings, and/or their written story. With the participants' consent, we will share their insights through our TB Photovoice website and at various community education opportunities/events. These life stories can help others around the globe currently impacted by TB. Participants may choose to be anonymous.
In gathering TB stories, TB Voices will create a community capacity for global TB awareness by collaborating and drawing parallels between our TB Photovoice Projects in other countries and Washington state TB realities. This will give us the opportunity to amplify the voices of persons impacted by TB in Pakistan, South Africa, and Mexico.
If you have friends, colleagues, or family members living in King or Snohomish County who may be interested in learning about the TB Voices Project, please help us sharing our website with them. However, anyone with a TB story is welcome to share on our website.
We also encourage you to reflect on your family history. As you know, at the turn of the century and into the 1950s, many families across all social classes in the U.S. were impacted by TB. My own Grandmother Ole lived in a TB sanatorium for 4 years, from the time my mother was in 4th grade until she was in 7th grade. One of my mother's most vivid memory of that time period was visiting her mother a couple times a month, but only to speak to her through a window-- standing outside in the wet, Washington weather. There are stories to be heard and these stories will encourage and inspire those impacted by TB today.
Thank you for your continued support and compassion.
TB Photovoice Project Director
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