Prompt 25 is 'Lincoln: Who's your favorite historical figure who lived with Migraine or another Headache Disorder?'
I don’t have a favourite historical figure as much as I just like the idea of people taking their experience with migraine and using it to help inspire the creation of something that people will look at and enjoy for a long time. Two well known people who did this are Lewis Carroll and Vincent Van Gogh.
Lewis Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland. There is a part in the book that describes Alice becoming suddenly large then suddenly small. This is thought to be inspired by a certain type of migraine aura, Todd’s syndrome, which is also called Alice in Wonderland Syndrome.
Vincent Van Gogh is thought to most likely have had migraine and that the auras caused by his migraines may have inspired some of his painting.
Their work is well known and as popular as ever. I suppose it’s why I’m mentioning them in particular, but there are many more out there. I found a list of visuals artists, writers and musicians online which were quite interesting. I had no idea there were so many people out there.