Like many projects, this one started small. In 2010, Christine Rucker was asked to photograph some of the residents of Group Homes of Forsyth, for a project called “Story Of My Life.” When it was finished, Christine, Michelle Johnson and Phoebe Zerwick, who frequently collaborate on web documentary and narrative projects, realized there was a larger story to be told.

We hope that the six pieces in this series present a more complete picture of ability and disability, and illuminate, in the words of Henri Nouwen, something about what it means to be human.

James's Story

Karen's Story

Greg's Story

John's Story

Cecilia's Story

Ghree's Story