A Yukon woman has written her third book, about a condition called Lipedema, in only four hours using Artificial Intelligence.
Susan O’Hara, a woman affected by Lipedema, authored the 300-page coffee table book featuring whimsical images of Lipedema Ladies using a variety of art mediums.
O’Hara’s book, “Legs Like Mine – A Whimsical Life with Lipedema,” is at the publishing office of Amazon now. It will be available for online purchase soon.
The Yukon woman wrote the entire book – from blank page to completed project sent to the publisher – in just four hours using AI technologies called DALL-E to generate the artwork.
“I entered in quirky prompts and the medium I’d like to see the images in, and selected images that made me smile for the coffee table book,” the author said. “Once I got started, I had completed 300 pages of the book in no time.”
O’Hara previously authored two other books – “Jeans on a Beach Day” (2022, Amazon) and “Aqua Therapy for Lipedema and Lymphedema” (2023, Amazon).
It helped that she’s already familiar with the process of book-writing, after completing her first two projects over many, many months.
O’Hara wrote the book in honor of Lipedema Awareness Month this June, to raise awareness of the condition affecting 11% of women, where a woman’s body builds up abnormal deposits of fat cells in the legs, thighs and buttocks.
If not treated, Lipedema can progress through four stages, potentially causing immobility.
The condition is rarely correctly diagnosed and is not taught in medical school curriculums, although O’Hara has been working to change that by contacting physician and medical associations, and colleges.
Some women are diagnosed with obesity, and then miss the opportunity for proper treatment to prevent progression.
“I hope to raise awareness and advocate for more diverse representation of body sizes in media, entertainment and advertising,” O’Hara said. “This helps to create a more realistic portrayal of women of all sizes, and that’s good for all. There just isn’t enough positive artwork depicting real female bodies out there … yet”