Ariel Skovera

Photographer / Filmmaker
    
Location: Los Angeles
Nationality: USA
Biography: Ariel Skovera is a photographer and visual artist, located in Los Angeles, CA. Providing an outlet for a person to be fully seen, her work focuses on the stories and moments of human life that many times are overlooked in this fast-moving world.... read on
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Diabetic Stories: Zandra
Credits: ariel skovera
Date of Work: 07/01/20 - Ongoing
Updated: 09/05/20
Here's a portrait and short film from my series "Diabetic Stories," a series that goes into the daily lives of diabetics and how they navigate through life with this disease. Being a type 1 diabetic myself, this is as much a project for diabetics as it is for me.

Zandra / Type 1 diabetic: 10 years / Diagnosed: 12 years old 

“I don’t feel singled out because of diabetes a lot. But, a couple years ago—it was like a Christmas party or something—my leader she brought like cookies and brownies and all this like sweet stuff. She also brought apples, and healthy stuff. Obviously, I was going to go for the brownie.. because they’re brownies. Then she looks at me and is like ‘oh, Zandra, like, I brought all the fruits for you because you can’t have the cookies or brownies. And I was like.. ‘oh, really?’ And I took two brownies and a cookie. [chuckles] It’s just stuff like that kinda irks me. When people who aren’t diabetic they think that they know more than me who actually has lived it for 10 years and also has two family members who have lived it.”
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