On May 17, 2018 H-CAN’s Arts Advocacy Group presented Theresa “Pussi Artist” BrownGold’s discussion “Moving Toward Compassion: Healthcare as a Human Right” at the Main Line Art Center. Through this portrait series, which began in 2008 prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, BrownGold explores healthcare in America as told through individual stories. She asks: how would we respond to social issues if we actually met the people living through them?
Her portraits and stories bring us closer to the real people who have been affected by healthcare policy in the United States. BrownGold’s work takes us on a journey of compassion not only toward others, but also, in the end, toward the self.