Karolyn Gehrig Attempts to Make the Environment Less Sterile

By: Meghan Young - Mar 22, 2016
References: karolyngehrig & mymodernmet
A person will be hard-pressed to find someone who actually likes to roam around the halls of hospitals; yet if we give it some time, perhaps that won't be the case much longer thanks to Karolyn Gehrig. A patient suffering from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder that mainly affects the joints, skin, and blood vessels, Karolyn Gehrig finds herself in such sterile environments quite often. But she has decided to reclaim them for herself.

Creating the hastag "Hospital Glam," Karolyn Gehrig poses as though she were being shot for a high-end editorial. She explains, "#HospitalGlam is taking the shame out of being in treatment one selfie at a time." If such a movement will help empower patients and make them feel more comfortable in their own skin as well as in the hospital, power to it.