A couple of days ago, I was contacted by Sophie Calzada who works for One Squat Shop, a company owned by Lindsay Tabas. Sophie had written to inform me that One Squat Shop had recently partnered with Megan Densmore to design a custom apparel print design for the release of Megan’s latest project- a new documentary called Invisible. Lindsay has designed both a tank top and a t-shirt that sport the ‘Invisible’ design; a ribcage with the word ‘invisible’ running down the centre. It symbolises that what lies underneath is there but cannot always be seen.
The majority of chronic illnesses are invisible, including fibromyalgia- the illness that Megan was diagnosed with. I am sure we can all relate to the concept of Lindsay’s design. To look at us, you would not necessarily know that there was anything wrong. But underneath we are struggling with a multitude of problems, such as chronic pain and fatigue. It can be hard for those who are healthy to understand the full impact that chronic illness has and to truly empathise with what it is like to live with these conditions. This can be frustrating and sometimes even hurtful to the ones suffering.
I was immediately intrigued to find out more about the documentary Invisible and it’s maker Megan. Invisible will explore the impact that chronic illness has on people and Megan says raising awareness is the driving force behind creating the film. Invisible follows Megan’s journey, from the frustrations of a diagnosis to her fight towards getting the life back that she wanted. Megan is an inspiring individual and though many of us might not achieve all of the things that she has, it shows us that there are ways that we can improve our lives for the better from the point of diagnosis. Invisible is set for release next summer.
I look forward to seeing the full documentary and finding out even more about Megan’s story. If you are interested in the t-shirt designs, both the tank top and t-shirt can be pre-ordered for $25 + $4.99 for shipping/handling. The documentarians are also looking for more women under 40 to include in their film. If this interests you, or if you have any other questions about the documentary or t-shirts, please get in touch with Lindsay and she can pass your details on to the relevant person.