Researchers: Phoebe Zerwick, JoAnne Vernon, Christine Rucker, Greg Silvernail, James Lowdermilk, John Linville, Cecelia Henry, Karen Lash, and Ghree Lockard
Multimedia exhibition The Story of My Life follows the lives of six intellectually and developmentally disabled adults and tells their stories through photography, written and spoken word, and various visual art forms. These richly layered narratives bear witness to the lives of the remarkable men and women, residents of Group Homes of Forsyth, who helped create them. The project is a collaboration among Wake Forest University professor Phoebe Zerwick, photographer Christine Rucker, journalist Michelle Johnson, faculty at the Sawtooth School, and the six adults featured in the exhibit, who worked individually with artists and the media that spoke to them. The Wake Forest University Humanities Institute provided support for the project as part of a larger effort to bring humanities projects to public audiences and to support university and community partnerships in the humanities.