One third of the world's population have five health issues or more.  Some we can see. Some we cannot. These faces are what the "I AM" The Face Of Project is all about.


Hello! My name is Gretchen. I was diagnosed with chronic migraines, chronic pain, and Parkinson's disease. This is how the "I AM" The Face of Project started. With one face and one diagnosis. Every day someone is diagnosed with an invisible disease/illness/condition. Every day someone is diagnosed with a visible disease/illness/condition. For all of us who suffer it is often hard for others to separate the face from the disease, the illness, the condition. We have a face. And it is the beauty of our faces that we want others to focus on. Not our disease, our illness, or our condition. To see the project trailer, click here.

The "I AM" The Face Of Project focuses on the beautiful faces of Autism. Down Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Mental Health Issues, Migraines, and Parkinson's.

"I AM" The Face Of Parkinson's

More than 10 million people worldwide are living with PD. An estimated four percent of people with PD are diagnosed before age 50. Men are 1.5 times more likely to have Parkinson's disease than women.

The first book from this project with share the beautiful faces of people with Parkinson's. I am currently accepting faces of people with Parkinson's until October 31, 2019. If you would like to be a part of this project, please contact me at:

Mental Health Issues

Around 450 million people currently suffer from a mental health condition placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide.

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