Q&As

Intimate interviews with remarkable people living their lives while managing a condition.

How The Queen Of Selfishness Taught Me To Accept My Disability

Ayn Rand isn't exactly known for her altruism, but when Chris Sciabarra discovered 'The Fountainhead' author as a teen, she inspired him to think of his disability in a new way.
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Community Roundup: Imagining A World Where Disability Is Normal

From workplaces offering 'good health' days instead of sick days, to universal, affordable health care, a world in which it is 'normal' to be disabled or chronically ill doesn't sound dystopian at all. In fact, it sounds like heaven.

What It's Like To Live With Sickle-Cell

The blood disorder, which primarily affects people of African descent, shows the ways in which racial prejudice can cause the health care system to break down.

2017: Our Favorite Interviews

Some of our favorite interviews of the year include a refugee who fled 2,200-miles by wheelchair, a rapper who has made a career rhyming about mental illness, and more.

He Shoots, He Scores

Born with spina bifida, sled hockey star Billy Bridges is more motivated than ever as he heads into his fifth Paralympics.

Tackling Death Over Coffee

Sociologist Jack Fong talks to us about the death café movement, in which strangers come together over coffee to come to terms with their own mortality.

Putting A Face To America's Ableism

Born with facial paralysis, the work of author, feminist, and public speaker Sarah Hollenbeck strives to get America to address the uncomfortable truth of its prejudices.

This Retired Pharma Exec Is Trying To Cure Alzheimer's In The Black Community

After his mother got Alzheimer's, Willie Deese used his money and connections to confront diversity issues within the pharmaceutical industry head on.

Mixed Blessings

Multi-ethnic patients can have a harder time matching with a bone marrow donor. This nonprofit aims to change that.