Digital Work

Cara also creates individual illustrations for each episode.

Wistful Thinking is a pop culture nostalgia podcast from the Cage Club Podcast Network. Cara Gael O'Regan and her co-host, Jordan Polan-Clarke, talk to guests about revisiting beloved pieces of media from the childhoods. It comes out the second and fourth #tbt of every month. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and GooglePlay, and on the web at cageclub.me. Find it on social media @wistfulpod.


#bimpsegetsweird started as a way for Cara to express her physical experience of living with complex chronic illness during an extended Chronic Migraine flare.

See the gallery of selected images from the project.

 

bgw for MedX

produced as a 2016 Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar

bgw for MedX was an exploration of self portraiture as self tracking, curated and analyzed for the 2016 Stanford Medicine X ePatient Storyteller Track. Utilizing digital self portraiture (aka "selfies") and photo manipulation apps, Cara used the project to experiment with tracking an extended Chronic Migraine flare in images.


#bimpseshadowportrait is another self portrait series, and the unplanned sequel to #bimpsegetsweird. Where #bimpsegetsweird came out of an extended period of illnesss, #bimpseshadowportrait grew out of starting to feel better(ish), and Cara unexpectedly seeing her shadow for the first time in three years. In this series, she contextualizes her physical body out in the world, in contrast with inside her physical experience, as she did with the previous project.


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Cara is the creator, host and producer of the In Sickness + In Health podcast. The show features discussions about our relationships with our bodies, and issues that intersect with chronic illness, disability, healthcare, and mortality. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, GooglePlay, and at insicknesspod.com. Find it on social media @insicknesspod.


Untitled composite photo essay about living with chronic illness, 2008.