Archive for category: Immune & Autoimmune Diseases

In My Village, There Are Many Diseases, But Only One Sickness

In Kenya, where I live, HIV/AIDS has become a family curse.

When Options Are No Longer A Choice

When my illness painted me into a corner, it made me realize the only way you can ever lose is if you choose to quit.

Women With Disabilities Deserve Great Underwear Too

Inspired by her mother's battle with fibromyalgia, Emma Butler started Intimately, a marketplace for accessible underwear.

From HIV to COVID, The Male Nurse Who Revolutionized Compassionate Care

At the height of the AIDS crisis, Cliff Morrison was put in charge of Ward 5B, essentially as a scapegoat. Instead of failing, he created a model on how to deal with a pandemic compassionately.

Ask Ada: What To Do In A Pandemic When You’re Immunocompromised

Plus: how to share joint custody of a child while social distancing.

How Almost Dying From Sepsis Changed My Relationship With Shaving

After a cut shaving my legs turned septic, I learned to accept my body hair, and stop caring what other people think.

Ask Ada: How Do I Protect My Newborn Baby From COVID?

Plus: what to deal when coronavirus has made you your roommate's caregiver.

Why The Author Of ‘Sick’ Is Angry About Coronavirus

Porochista Khakpour experienced racism in her pursuit of a Lyme disease diagnosis. Now, she's seeing it again in America's response to COVID-19.

Why Chronically Ill And Disabled People Are Furious About Coronavirus

As a person with an autoimmune disorder, you know what makes me angriest about COVID-19? The fact that the same accommodations society is making to contain the pandemic are the ones it refused to make for me all along.

When Someone Says They Are Disabled, Believe Them

Whether Jameela Jamil or a person sitting in a handicapped seat on a bus, we all have a duty to believe the experiences of others.

Olivia Goodreau, The 15-Year-Old Lyme Warrior

At age 15, Olivia Goodreau has raised more than $1 million to help scientists find a cure and assist families to pay for their Lyme disease treatments.