Two years ago, Jasmine Raskas couldn’t even hold a brush.
Raskas has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a rare genetic disease that weakens connective tissue. Since her diagnosis, Raskas, now 25, has painted hundreds of colorful, vibrant pieces under the moniker, Unus Mundus Art, meaning “one world” in Latin.
Since the brain surgery she had two years ago, Raskas has been able to do more with less pain. The newfound relief affects her art: she’s been getting back into drawing and writing now that she doesn’t have trouble holding a pen.
Raskas says her tissue becomes so elastic, she compares it to Laffy Taffy. In turn, her muscles work hard to compensate for her tissue’s weakness. “If I wasn’t paying attention and relaxed, my shoulders would come out of socket.”
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