“Partially Compensated was created at the University of Connecticut in partial completion of a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. It is a response to a lifetime of feeling misunderstood in traditional education environments. I wanted to show people how Dyslexia feels. The depth of the isolation and anxiety that my Dyslexia caused in my early school days became all too apparent in my early 20s. I had enough distance from my childhood to unpack Dyslexia’s impact on me. My film helped me to express that complicated part of myself that was aching to get out. I hope other neurodivergent people find peace in connecting with it and knowing they are not alone. Picasso said, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” In 2015 I was working harder than I ever had. With a 4.0 (for the first time) I was knee-deep in researching fairy tales and thinking about making a marionette adaptation of Snow White for my Graduate Thesis. But inspiration hit. I had a dream in which I was drowning at the bottom of a well, made of books. That’s what kicked off the whole thing..”
Krista is a Portland-based stop motion artist. She recently finished work on the upcoming Netflix animation Wendell and Wild and has begun work on Wildwood with Laika Studios. In addition to her film work, Krista is a Dyslexia Advocate and is pursuing writing and illustrating children’s books.
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