LIVE: Metaphor Medicine with Wayne Gilbert

Wayne Gilbert - Davis Phinney Foundation

If you’ve been lucky enough to watch Wayne Gilbert perform his poetry, you know how special it is. If you haven’t, now is your chance.

On Sunday, April 11, to celebrate World Parkinson’s Day, we hosted a one-hour session live on YouTube with Wayne Gilbert. It was part of the 24-hour initiative called Together, apart. Wayne performed some of his favorite poems and inspired many of us to do the same. You can watch the full session here.

Wayne is, among other things, a retired teacher and professor of English and of Educational Psychology. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005 and has been writing about his experiences living with it ever since. He often uses metaphors to create compelling and lasting images in our brains and to help us see Parkinson’s, and how to live well with it today, in a totally new light.

Want more Wayne? We get it! Check out some of his past performances:

Toxic Psalm
Parkinson’s Is Nothing Like Boxing
Parkinson’s Is No Gift, Jim
Parkie Workout (for Elizabeth)
Naughty Parkie Kids & Strange Romance
PD Refusenik

More about Together, apart

The Together, Apart event on April 11 was designed by and for people from all walks of life who have a connection to Parkinson’s. Learn how others have overcome challenges, found support, connected during lockdown, and how they live well with Parkinson’s. Check out the full playlist from that day here.

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