Profiles

Stories about interesting people, for whom managing a condition is just another layer in a rich and varied life.

Meet Mexico City's Amputee Grammar Queen

After losing her leg to cancer, Paulina Chavira turned to her passion for grammar to make sense of the world.

Reclaiming A Disability Slur Through Dance

As part of Heidi Latsky Dance, an NYC-based troupe of dancers with and without disabilities, Jerron Herman wants to show the world there's beauty and grace in cerebral palsy.

What Happens To A Marriage After Parkinson's

Every marriage has its own dynamic, but what happens when a motor system disorder turns that relationship upside down?

My Aunt, The Super Artist

For Katherine Kerr Allen, arthritis was just another reason to evolve her art.

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.

The Adopted Artist With Her Head In The Clouds

Anxiety, depression, and the nature of memory intertwine in Andrea Joyce Heimer's unforgettable paintings.

How "The Autistic Academic" Got Her Sci-Fi Writing Groove Back

In both the real world and through the pages of her fiction, Dani Alexis Ryskamp is looking to overthrow people's preconceptions of what it means to be autistic.

Inseparable

When his wife needed a kidney, blind Paralympian Jason Dunkerley didn't think twice.

Traveling To Find A Place To Belong

Born with cerebral palsy, Turkish globetrotter Esin Merdan travels to find a country where her disability will truly be accepted.