Ariel Skovera

Photographer
  
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Nationality: USA
Biography: Ariel Skovera is a photographer and visual artist working in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA. Her work explores themes related to the passage of time, and the stories that arise from little moments. Sending love and safety to all. Contact:... MORE
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Diabetic Stories: Zandra
Copyright Ariel Skovera 2024
Date of Work Jul 2020 - Ongoing
Updated Sep 2020
Topics Activism, Adolescence, Disability, Documentary, Education, Health/Healing, Hope, Lifestyle, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture
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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