Invisible Illness – Documentary Screening in Orange, CA

I wanted to invite the invisibly disabled community to join the screening of ‘We Are Visible’, my film about people living with an invisible condition (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) all around the world at Chapman University in Orange, CA.

For those of you who haven’t heard about my film or myself, here is a little background information:

I am 33 years old and from Germany, but currently live in San Francisco, CA. In the past, I was a research associate but EDS and several related conditions forced me to give up my job in 2010. Today, I am a journalist with a focus on medicine, science, chronic illness, and disability. I also study journalism in Edinburgh, Scotland.

‘We Are Visible’ is part of my MA thesis, and has won a couple of awards and honorable mentions by now. We have released it in October and are currently in the process of planning events to show the film all around the globe.

The screening at Chapman University was organized by Prof. Art Blaser and Prof. Beth Haller and is free of charge. I will be there to answer any questions that might arise after the screening. The room is accessible.

If you want to attend, please sign up here:

If you want to spread the word about the event, I created this shareable FB event:

If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to ask.

For more information about the film (cast, crew, trailers, events, this is the film’s official website:

Even though this film has its focus on people with EDS, many of the challenges they face are quite universal for all people with invisible conditions. So if you don’t have EDS, but another chronic condition, you are more than welcome to join too!

-Karina Sturm

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