Making the Invisible Visible:

Intersections of Chronic Illness, Disability & Giftedness

 

About Making the Invisible Visible

What happens when invisible disability, such as chronic illness or twice- or multi-exceptionalities, is added to a gifted person's life? Many gifted people live this experience every day, but there is little available literature exploring and validating what it's like to simultaneously live with the high ability of giftedness and challenges of navigating disabilities which are not immediately visible to the outside world. Making the Invisible Visible was our community's way of opening up a dialog about and raising public awareness about this issue; as well as providing mirroring, validation and comfort to our many gifted, invisibly disabled peers. It takes the reader on a journey through the stories and worlds of some of InterGifted's invisibly disabled community members through their words and their artworks. They share with us a moving, honest and hopeful view of what it's like and how they navigate the complex challenges of life at this intersection.

Compiled and edited by Karin Eglinton & Jennifer Harvey Sallin. Includes 16 contributors and and 20 entries. 81 pages in PDF format.


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Being Me:

Reflections on the Gifted Person's Path to Authenticity

 

 

 

I really don't know where to start...the depth of this piece is immeasurable. I am in awe of the authenticity, raw emotions, exhibited intensity, truth and humanistic nature captured. You have composed and orchestrated beautiful, heart-telling art-of-the-mind. My wish, for many around the world: to read, to embrace, to reflect and to share.  

-Vanessa Wood, President/CEO, The International Gifted Consortium (IGC)

About Being Me

Authentic self-expression can feel like an enigma to a gifted or twice-exceptional person. How and with whom to express what it's like to be one's gifted self most naturally? And what's it like to be a gifted or twice exceptional working toward authentic self-expression? What does the path feel and look like? We explored these questions in the InterGifted community, via a community writing and creative expression project aimed at giving our gifted and twice-exceptional members the opportunity to write, paint, draw or otherwise express what it's like to walk their own path toward authentic gifted expression. The result is a deeply moving, inspiring, diverse, entertaining, and thought-provoking visual journey through the lives of your gifted peers around the world.

Compiled and edited by Jennifer Harvey Sallin and Trent Rhodes. Includes 30 contributors and and 32 entries. 127 pages in PDF format.

Read the blog article by InterGifted coach Silver Huang that inspired Being Me: Giftedness & Authenticity


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Embracing the Gifted Quest

Writings from InterGifted's Members

Embracing the Gifted Quest

I was more than touched by Embracing The Gifted Quest! What a truly amazing project. You have most certainly captured the essence of Giftedness! Thank you to the InterGifted Community. A priceless gift. I will certainly recommend it!

-Vanessa Wood, President/CEO, The International Gifted Consortium (IGC) 

What a pleasure to read real people's intimate love stories with giftedness - with all the conflict, joy, struggle, and triumph that a love story invariably brings. It's like reading a rare ode to giftedness, and brings out a humanness to the gifted story that I've always ached for in gifted literature!

-Jennifer Harvey Sallin, InterGifted Founder

No words can express the joy these writings have given me.

-Patrizia, InterGifted Member

As I read this book, it resonated in my soul so deeply I wept with relief throughout most of it. 

-Eric, InterGifted Member

About Embracing the Gifted Quest

How do gifted adults describe their inner experience of giftedness? What would they tell a younger version of themselves about becoming a gifted grown up? We explored these questions in the InterGifted community, via a writing month during which our members poured out their hearts and wisdom in essays, letters, poems and other writings. You'll be moved and inspired, and will find meaningful insight into your own giftedness and/or the giftedness of your loved ones.

Compiled and edited by Jennifer Harvey Sallin and Trent Rhodes. Includes 16 authors and 19 entries. 148 pages in PDF format.

Read excerpts from Embracing the Gifted Quest on our Blog:


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