Profiles

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

Space, Time, and Turmeric

After survivng cancer, James Beard award-nominee chef Will Goldfarb moved to Bali, and opened a restaurant in paradise.

MS and Sickle-Cell Can't Keep This Motorcycle Mom Down

Rona Wiggins was told it was too dangerous for her to get pregnant. But there's more than one road to becoming a mom.
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Running With Peaches

In a single weekend, Jennifer Rio went from running marathons to almost dying. Now she's proving doctors wrong about running with an ostomy bag.

Painting Giant Rainbow Animals To Heal

Mica Still has multiple chronic illnesses, from endometriosis to Sjorgen's Syndrome. That's why when she's well she paints as big as she can.

2017: Our Favorite Profiles

A deaf NASA engineer, a quadruple amputee Mom, an autistic superhero artist, and more: 10 amazing people whose stories we loved in 2017.

A Viral Campaign To Bring Disability To The Toy Aisle

Toy Like Me is putting pressure on the big brands to make their toys as diverse as kids are.

After Deadly Earthquake, Living With PTSD In Mexico City

On September 19th, a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City, killing hundreds. Those who survived still live with the trauma.

Team Meleke and the Lung Force

After 15 years of misdiagnoses, Daphne Faitla-Rodriguez's mother Meleke died of stage 4 lung cancer. Her tragedy inspired an international movement seeking standards for better treatment.

A Circus That Shows All Bodies Are Extraordinary

In London, a circus troupe made up of the disabled and able-bodied alike explores diversity in all its forms. Meet Extraordinary Bodies.