Profiles

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

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.

"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.