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Chronic Illness

This Chronically Ill Influencer Has A Camera… And A Cause

A professor who didn't believe her chronic pain put Gigi Robinson on a path to working with brands like Tommy Hilfiger to empower more people living with invisible illnesses like her.

Dollhouse Artisans Refurbish Their Health, One Tiny Object At A Time

For both artisans and consumers grappling with chronic illness and mental health issues, the world of miniatures has become a healing refuge.

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Immigrants In Health Care Get The Job Done

Alexander Hamilton was right. In my experience, in health care, it's the immigrants who are most diligent, and most willing to listen to their patients.

What You Think Is Your Greatest Weakness Is Really Your Superpower

After learning to live with her psoriatic arthritis, television personality and entrepreneur Nitika Chopra has one simple message about chronic illness.

Walking To The End Of The World

Hiking 600 miles with chronic fatigue syndrome taught me new things about my relationship with illness. So did the pilgrims I met along the way.

RIP, RGB. I Hope The ACA Doesn’t Die With Her.

With Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, there's now one less person on the Supreme Court to defend my healthcare.

Rejected Because I Can’t Have Kids

After lupus, my fertility became the elephant in the room on every date. But ultimately, I learned there's no right or wrong time to share details of your health.

Making Modeling More Inclusive Of Disability, One Brand At A Time

Born with spina bifida, Tatiana A. Lee is fighting for the representation of disabled people by working with Apple, Netflix, and more.

In The Shadow Of Hiroshima, I Learned To Love My Chronically Ill Body

When I was face-to-face with the Atomic Bomb Dome, I expected to feel a connection to history. I didn’t expect to see a reflection.

The Skin Disease That Gave The World Socialism

“The bourgeoisie will remember my carbuncles until their dying day," Karl Marx once wrote. 150 years later, it's time to think about them again.

Black, Disabled, and Protesting In America

Ulcerative colitis may be incurable, but the same is not true of racism. That's why I fight.