by Keith Ravodowitz

My face never stays the same. A constant artist of change, I must hover over it like a parent. It grows and spreads and detours its contours with the precision of a sculpture. Its beauty is its ugliness and its purpose unknown. My hope is that it is necessary, necessary for growth, necessary for life. My hope is that it is the antidote to fear, while also being the reason for it.


Keith Ravodowitz was born with an AVM on his right cheek. He is 32 years old and approaching his 10th surgery.