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Ask Ada: Quitting Smoking Again During COVID

Plus: I'm having dealing with both my pandemic weight gain and managing my eating disorder!

Climbing To Heal

Nikki Bradley, an Irish climber and cancer survivors who scales mountains and glaciers with a crutch, has come a long way from being ashamed of her disability.

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Ask Ada: My Dead Parents Want Revenge Against My Disabled Sister

Plus: a mother worries about her daughter falling in love with a man with cancer.

My Mother, The Caregiver, Made Me A Revolutionary

Despite arthritis, my mother works 16 hours a day and cares for my father, who has cancer. She escaped genocide to build me a better life... but she's the one who deserves it.

Why Every New Cancer Patient Needs To Slow Down Before Surgery

Don't be rushed. Get a second opinion. The alternative is a piece of yourself that could have been saved in a medical waste bin.

Ask Ada: My Friend Has Been Lying About Exposing Us To Coronavirus

Plus: how to find resources for a disabled child during a pandemic.

How Big Tech Gets Disability Wrong

Why do so many tech companies try and fail to make an accessibility impact? According to Ashley Shew, it's because they're not actually trying to understand the disabled experience to begin with.

This Voiceless Choir Shouts Loud At Cancer

This 'support group on steroids' brings throat cancer survivors together to express themselves through song.

How I Dug Myself Out Of My Post-Cancer Depression

When I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, I didn't realize that my bigger health battle would ultimately be with depression.

From Cancer to COVID

Getting through breast cancer taught me a lot of lessons which I'm finding helpful in surviving coronavirus.

When You Can See From Both Eyes, But You’re Still Half Blind

After brain cancer, I'm lucky to have my sight, and I'm proud to be disabled. I just wish my disability were easier to explain to people.