Seizing: Personal Stories of Living with Seizures, Cassie's Story

Students were asked to create a poster based on a character from our upcoming show “Seizing: Personal Stories of Living with Seizures.”

“I made this poster with what someone who experiences it firsthand may prefer to see. The goal of this poster is to give the viewer an idea of the difficulties one may face by wanting to view things in low sensory.”-Christian

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Seizing: Personal Stories of Living with Seizures, Jed's Story

Students were asked to create a poster based on a character from our upcoming show "Seizing: Personal Stories of Living with Seizures." This poster is based on Jed’s story.

I chose this poster design because I thought that the dark background with the red accents made Jed's part in the performance more heartfelt, as he was always misunderstood with his seizures. I chose to put the quote in the middle of the poster with the same colors as the image as it directly correlates with Jed and how he feels about having seizures. -Zach

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Seizing: Personal Stories of Living with Seizures, Sarah's Story

Students were asked to create a poster based on a character from our upcoming show “Seizing: Personal Stories of Living with Seizures.” This poster is based on Sarah’s story. 

“I chose this because it is obviously pertaining to myoclonic epilepsy that Sarah has. I chose the red clip art because it represents how Sarah felt about epilepsy. It shows she was very emotional about it and she believed strongly that there should be no shame in having it.” - James



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Seizing: Personal Stories of Living with Seizures, Sheila's Story

Students were asked to create a poster based on a character from our upcoming show "Seizing: Personal Stories of Living with Seizures." This poster is based on Sheila's story.

"I added stripes to the corners because she has photosensitive seizures and also has seizures when she sees stripes, polka dots, or any other pattern. I used the polka dots around the title as well. I also used the brighter purple to fill and brighten the polka dots and stripes to represent her having seizures from bright colors. Lastly, I added in a quote that I think captures her struggle with not having the support from her coworkers in helping make sure she was safe at work." -Jenna

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Seizing: Personal Stories of Living with seizures, Lucy’s Story

"For my poster, I was assigned Lucy, who experiences seizures as colorful auras. Because of this I decided to use a rainbow for the background, I feel as though the rainbow also represents the many different ways individuals with seizure disorders can experience their seizures." -Abbigail

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Eduard Yakobchuk

Hello! My name is Eduard Yakobchuk and currently a senior at UNCW. This is my second year being a storyteller and absolutely love it! I’m majoring in communication studies and plan to pursue myself in the airline industry because I grew up traveling the world! I love to travel and would love to make a career out of it. On my free time, I love to draw and create artwork using my imagination. It’s relaxing and enjoyable! A fun fact about me- I am a US Marine veteran that traveled around the whole world, literally! 

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Kaylee Taggart

Hi my name is Kaylee Taggart. This is my first time as a UNCW storyteller. I am a junior Communication Studies major her at UNCW. I am so excited to meet you all and share my stories with you. Fun fact about myself I love to play soccer and have been playing for 16 years and counting.

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Zach Daly

Hi everyone! My name is Zach Daly and I am a senior Communication Studies major at UNCW. In my free time I like to go to sporting events, exercise, and surf. A fun fact about myself is that I used to play Major League Baseball for the Miami Marlins.

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Seizing: Personal Stories of Living With Seizures, Leah's Story

"I created my poster around Leah's story. As Leah explains, she has chosen to live a seizure-free life which requires her to take medications. Knowing that these medications cause serious birth defects in babies, she has made the decision to not have children of her own. Therefore, I chose to use the image of pills, paired with the quote "I choose my meds" to represent her struggle between her personal choice and the laws in place around her. I used the color lavender, as it is associated with Epilepsy Awareness Day."



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Dana Davis

Hello everyone! My name is Dana, I’m a senior at UNCW majoring in communication studies! In my free time I love taking my dog with me for walks, runs, and even a dip in the lake. I am very excited to see you all over the next few weeks and share some awesome stories along with the rest of the storytellers!

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Eliana Planer

Hi everyone! I’m Eliana, and this is my first year as a UNCW Storyteller! I am a sophomore studying film. I love to go hiking and camping, and I love making art and playing music. I love to read and watch movies! I can’t wait to share some of my favorite stories with everyone!

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Meet Erica De Neef!

Hi everyone! I’m Erica De Neef, and I’m a sophomore double major in Com Studies and Int Studies. This is my first time as a storyteller, but I’m super excited to experience this adventure and share some amazing stories! See you in the classroom!

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Jordan Bell

Hello everyone! My name is Jordan Bell, and I’m a senior at UNCW with a major in Communication Studies. This is my second year with the UNCW Storytellers, and I’m super excited to be a part of this group again! In my spare time I love playing basketball and spending time with friends. I can’t wait to show you these cool stories we’ve picked out!

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Nicholas Celis

Hello!

My name is Nicholas Celis, I am a Junior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington studying Integrated Marketing Communication. My hobbies consist of musical composition and graphic design; while staying physically fit! Being a busy body allows me to pepper in my hobbies throughout the day going back and forth between school, work and the gym! I work with kids and children’s nonprofits frequently as a part of Wrightsville Beach Brewery’s 11% Program. The 11% Program donates 11% of sales over a month for the nonprofit’s chosen brew. This exposure has helped me to learn more about my community; in addition to giving back. This is my first year as a UNCW Storyteller and I am super excited to share what we have in store!

See you all soon!
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Gabriela Buitron

My name is Gabriela Buitron, but I go by Gaby! I am a senior at UNCW majoring in communication studies. This is my second time being a part of the UNCW storytellers and this time around I am an assistant director. In my spare time I love to spend time with my dog, friends, and family, reading, as well as going on adventures and discovering new coffee shops! I am so excited to share all of these awesome stories and my love for books!

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Michael Webb

Hey everyone! My name is Michael Webb and I am a senior studying communication studies at UNCW! This is my third storytelling class, and I am more excited than ever to share some awesome stories this semester! In my free time, I fix up old cars, go on road trips and spend time with my dog Molly!

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