Here’s “a frank conversation about illness and pain” from AIGA Eye on Design by Madeleine Morley. Madeleine talks with SICK magazine editor Olivia Spring about SICK’s rejection of productivity as a virtue. Pause and rest when you need to — and make that possible for your employees or team.
Here’s Olivia on why her creative output is only possible because she has family support, not traditional employment:
If I had to work a standard, paying job, despite the fact that it would severely worsen my illness and quality of life, I probably wouldn’t have the energy to write at all. It’s obviously not a privilege to be too sick to work (in the traditional sense), but it is an immense privilege to have the resources and support to pursue the things I want to do, and can do. Since moving back to the US from the UK two years ago, I received government benefits and free healthcare for the first time in my life, and live in my parent’s house.
Take a look at SICK‘s layout and design and think about what it represents in beautiful, unique work traditional employers are unable, unwilling, or simply uninterested in supporting.