I'm Z.Sharon and I'm a migraineur who endures cluster headaches. I can no longer work a regular job, so I'n capitalizing on my experiences as a writer and designer to express the nature of migraines in a humorous way.
MIGRAINISTAN is an evolving comic book for migraineurs and their supporters, a work in progress. Migraineman is my hero because he encourages strategies that turn migraines into a theater of the mind that turns migraines into a rare opportunity for insight and introspection.
I am MIGRAINEMAN.
My attitude is as positive as a proton.
I am more powerful than a simple affirmation
able to spin migraine pain into possibility
I vigorously and humorously fight the battle against the ignorance of migraine, validating the experiences of migraineurs.I am your tour guide through Migrainistan.
There is a dimension beyond that which is known to most people. It is a dimension that is as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between pain and relief, between migraine and normal consciousness and it lies between the pit of your fears and the summit of your knowledge.
You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of discomfort and fuzziness. The highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality. You’re travelling through a land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable.
You are entering the wondrous dimension of Migrainistan.
“According to the Bible, God created the heavens and the Earth. It is man’s prerogative - and woman’s - to create their own particular and private hell.” – Rod Sterling
Let me add that travels through Migrainistan are not a prerogative - your body has a mind of its own.
Meet Maria. Since she was a little girl, all she wanted to do was pursue the truth and write about it. She loves her job as a journalist and feels lucky to have her job in the changing economy landscape. Her readers love her passion and ability to put into words what they are thinking.
She believes she lives a normal life with friends, family and a fiancé she will marry next year. Most of the time she is positive and earnest in her pursuit of understanding the world in which she lives.However, at any time, for any number of reasons, she ventures into the strange and disorienting state of Migrainistan. I am always there for her.
Maria doesn’t want to go to Migrainistan and tends to pretend won’t. The prodome state prior to her travels resembles symptoms of the usual daily stress. Sometimes, she knows she’s on her way to Migrainistan but stashes this knowledge and opts for normal activities.
Her best friend, Katya, has learned to read Maria’s prodome symptoms. She wants to be supportive of Maria but has also learned that Maria will do whatever she wants to do regardless.
I prepare the way for that moment when she officially arrives in Migrainistan.
AND ON THE STORY WILL GO ....