Body Tricks

Using Sylvia Plath’s Narrative Space to Explore my Seizures…

Through a performative video graphic essay, Maria Guarino aims to create an honest, self-narrated space of her experience as an epileptic woman without filter, enabled by Sylvia Plath’s novel The Bell Jar (1963). Aiming to produce a transparent and feminist representation of a disabled woman, Maria’s hope is that this video essay will encourage spectators to question the stigmatization of Maria’s seizures and disability.