Patricia Lay-Dorsey
  • Artist Patricia La-Dorsey Gives A Glimpse Into MS Laden Life

    Artist/Photographer Patricia Lay-Dorsey created a poignant series that looks at life with multiple sclerosis. After being diagnosed over 25 years ago, Lay-Dorsey turned to art to help cope with the changes her body would be going through. Here is a look at some photographs from her new book, "Falling Into Place."
    Patricia Lay-Dorsey
  • Artist Patricia La-Dorsey Gives A Glimpse Into MS Laden Life

    Common humanity: Lay-Dorsey has fought against the perceptions that people living with disabilities must be brave or tragic.
    Patricia Lay-Dorsey
  • Artist Patricia La-Dorsey Gives A Glimpse Into MS Laden Life

    Hard work: Lay-Dorsey was ashamed of her difficulties with everyday tasks until she realized that her body is still her ally, allowing her to live her life.
    Patricia Lay-Dorsey
  • Artist Patricia La-Dorsey Gives A Glimpse Into MS Laden Life

    Bathing beauty: Through her photographs, Lay-Dorsey began to see her own body as a thing of beauty rather than something to be viewed with shame.
    Patricia Lay-Dorsey
  • Artist Patricia La-Dorsey Gives A Glimpse Into MS Laden Life

    Honesty: "I realized it was easier for me to show my naked body than to show the reality of what I deal with day to day."
    Patricia Lay-Dorsey
  • Artist Patricia La-Dorsey Gives A Glimpse Into MS Laden Life

    Life change: Lay-Dorsey was diagnosed with chronic progressive multiple sclerosis when she was 45 years old.
    Patricia Lay-Dorsey
  • Artist Patricia La-Dorsey Gives A Glimpse Into MS Laden Life

    A seated life: As her illness progressed, Lay-Dorsey lost the use of her legs and is now mobile in a motorized scooter.
    Patricia Lay-Dorsey
  • Artist Patricia La-Dorsey Gives A Glimpse Into MS Laden Life

    "Sometimes things I encounter remind me of the beauty and precariousness of life."
    Patricia Lay-Dorsey
  • Artist Patricia La-Dorsey Gives A Glimpse Into MS Laden Life

    Captured moments: Lay-Dorsey photographed herself during joyful moments as well as while undertaking mundane activities.
    Patricia Lay-Dorsey
  • Artist Patricia La-Dorsey Gives A Glimpse Into MS Laden Life

    Active life: Before her diagnosis, Lay-Dorsey was a keen marathon runner and cyclist.
    Patricia Lay-Dorsey
  • Artist Patricia La-Dorsey Gives A Glimpse Into MS Laden Life

    Contemplation: Lay-Dorsey relaxes at home with her husband Eddie. You can view more of the series or learn how to purchase the book at Lay-Dorsey's <a href="http://www.patricialaydorsey.com" target="external">website</a>.
    Patricia Lay-Dorsey
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