A mask of swirling red paper, with an eye mask of pink paper saying "baby girl" and other cutesy slogans. White eyes filled with blue tears, and a mouth covered by what looks like duct tape (but is actually paper!)

Part of a series which makes literal the metaphor of “masking” neurodivergent traits, using five masks to explore the ways the artist compensates for her ADHD in public.
“Mother Martyr” tends others’ needs at the expense of her own. She takes on other’s emotions and lives big feelings vicariously through others while avoiding feeling her own. She is voiceless, but her emotional drain is clear.

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