Empowering with media

Olivia´s story

Olivia is surviving with dissociation disorder. As a dancer Olivia can tell about her daily struggles without words. Paintings above are also by Olivia.

Dancer: Olivia
Song/singer: Lasinen mieli / Puistomäki
Camera and editing: Heartwaves Design
Script: Olivia & Seija Hirstiö
Production: Dissociation.fi and VOB Publisher

Irene´s story

Irene´s life story is one of struggle and great strength; leaving a strict religious cult to live in a children´s home, to being mother and skydiving teacher. Following with years of hospital stay and becoming a survivor with new hope. Nowadays she already walks and studies.

Video & photo archives: Inari Heikkilä
Script, editing: Heartwaves Design
Production: Dissociation.fi and VOB Publisher

The whole project

Dissociation disorder online project, community creating and publishing house was started out of necessity. A book Five women, hundred lives together will be published in English as Five survivors, hundred lives in autumn 2017, both as a traditional book and as VOB. In the VOB ebook we have all together 12 videos. The project was created by Heartwaves Design and media tools were taken in use to empower people struggling with trauma and dissociation. Also those without the disorder will receive an invaluable insight into the life of someone with a dissociative disorder.

BOOKS: graphic design: Heartwaves Design
VIDEOS: Heartwaves Design together with authors
Web design: Heartwaves Design (dissociation.fi)
VOB design: VOB Publisher
FACEBOOK: viisi naista
BEHANCE: project portfolio

Capturing moments of cultural change
Capturing moments of cultural change