Rise

Abstract

My hard working hands tell my story. Like a mountain,the sign for standing up peaks above the tattoo, “Still I Rise” from Maya Angelou’s poem. There are two different skin tones that were caused by my genetic Waardenburg Syndrome that also caused me to be Deaf. The scar on my left arm resulted from the physical rigors of living on a farm. I learned that whenever I was hurt, physically, mentally or spiritually, it’s okay to fall down and get back up. “Rise” Like a mountain,the sign for standing up peaks above the tattoo, “Still I Rise” from Maya Angelou’s poem. There are two different skin tones from Waardenburg Syndrome. The scar on my left arm resulted from the physical rigors of living on a farm. it’s okay to fall down and get back up.

Creator

Bridget Klein

Title

Rise

Date

2017

Medium

Photography

Description

Against a black background, there are two arms signing ASL, "stand." One of the arm has a black tattoo reading, "Still I Rise."

Citation

Bridget Klein, “Rise,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed October 20, 2021, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/585.