Climate Anxiety: What we need to talk about when we talk about climate change
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AbstractThis presentation discusses the emotional toll of climate change: climate anxiety. To view a recording of this presentation and the panel discussion, see Panel B: Minding Graphic Medicine’s Rise.
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NotesMaria Photinakis is a illustrator and comic book artist exploring science fiction and autobiographical narratives around alienation, self-discovery, and the diaspora experience. She is originally from and still currently based in the greater Boston area, and works out of her home studio in Waltham. She enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter around the world and sketching their adventures.
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