Q&As

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

The Neurologist Poet Who Helps Heal Combat Vets

"Physical and emotional pain defy language, defeat it," says Dawn McGuire. Her work helps vets suffering from brain injury and PTSD fight back.

Madness, Medication, And Music

Abused as a child, acclaimed concert pianist James Rhodes combats PTSD with Mozart and Bach.

Inside The Rhyme Sayer's Brain

Hot on the heels of the international Hey Kirby tour, musician and producer Aesop Rock talks to Folks about his lyrics, latest album, and life-long battle with mental illness

Conducting In Colombia With Tourette's

Conductor Eric Gault's music career almost passed him by because of his condition, until he embraced a new attitude.

The Boy In The Chair

Andrew Gurza, who has cerebral palsy, has made it his life's mission to help end the taboos around sex and disability.

What Broadway's Limelight Looks Like From A Wheelchair

From Broadway to Glee, actress and model Ali Stroker sees disability as an opportunity.

We Are Legion, We Anxious People

Author and ex-dominatrix Kat Kinsman talks about how to defeat "the feral cat to depression's black dog" and "coming out" as mentally ill.

I'm Still Here: What It's Like To Live With Dementia

In a brave and important interview, Kim Ovard opens up about her own diagnosis, and challenges assumptions about what people with dementia are capable of.

Shelter Dogs Helped This Woman Battle Bulimia

Shannon Kopp loved dogs. Over time, they helped her learn to love herself