Sarah Wilson

Microsoft’s Cybernetic Diabetic On How Tech Can Help End Type 1

After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 21, Scott Hanselman became an early pioneer in using technology to hack his health.

Sick Women, Raise Your Fists! How To Fight The Power

In these Trumpian times, how can the chronically ill engage in political activism? It starts by learning how to articulate your experience.

The Sexpert Helping Bring Self-Love To Everyone

People with disabilities or illness need as much comfort as anyone, and maybe more. That's why Alice Jones, who has inflammatory arthritis, has made it her mission to talk openly about sex toys.

The Arthritic Six-Year Old Grows Up

Trish Harris was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis when she was only six years old. She writes about her life in a new memoir.

The Singer With Honeycomb Bones

Along with her faithful service dog, Connie, Ailsa Lipscombe traveled from New Zealand to Chicago to pursue her life's greatest passion: the music that lets her body feel free.

Feminism, Weight Lifting, and Crohn’s Disease

Two years ago, Kate Montgomery was ashamed of her looks and could barely get out of bed. Now, she's the strongest and sexiest badass at the gym.

“More Complex Than A Ross & Rachel Relationship”

Edward Cowdrey is a bipolar rapper who rhymes about loss, pain and time.

Inside The Rhyme Sayer’s Brain

Hot on the heels of the international Hey Kirby tour, musician and producer Aesop Rock talks to Folks about his lyrics, latest album, and life-long battle with mental illness

Princess Leia’s Patronus

Therapy animals like Carrie Fisher's bulldog, Gary, are more than just pets. They're soothers of the soul.

“There Is More In You”

Even lupus couldn't stop Danae Lee from pursuing a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure.