Profiles

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

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.

"More Complex Than A Ross & Rachel Relationship"

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

The Art Of The Fold

Dyslexic in an era of rote memorization, origami master Bernie Peyton found the answers and peace he needed in a square of paper

Guarding His LGBT Kids Against Depression

1/3rd of LGBT teens have attempted suicide. That scary statistic is why Evan Peterson is putting his kids' mental health first.

Tripping The Light Fantastic

After his own isolated childhood, professional dancer Antoine Hunter works to share the gifts of deaf and hard of hearing dancers with the world.

Bipolar, Face-Blind, And Internet Famous

Comedian Michael Noker wants everyone on YouTube to know his face... even if he can't know it himself

From Scientist To Confection Queen

After an illness derailed her engineering, Kerrigan Sanders was inspired by her grandmother to put her love of chemistry to new purpose.

Princess Leia's Patronus

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

Beating Anxiety With Drumsticks

For Patti Niemi, becoming a professional symphony percussionist meant first coming to terms with her anxiety.