Stories About

Chronic Illness

It’s Amazing How Validated I Feel When TV Gets Chronic Illness Right

A recent GLOW episode finally showed me what a respectful media portrayal of migraines looks like, and I felt seen.

Surviving Is A Noble Fight

The ultimate lesson I've learned from a life fighting diabetes, heart disease, and depression? I'm worth it.

What My Yoga Teacher Taught Me About Managing Chronic Illness

You can't go through life giving 100% all of the time. All warriors need a break.

Staying Ahead Of The Curve

Action movie star John Wells has the spinal curvature of an 80 year woman. Through fitness, he stays ahead of scoliosis.

When It Comes To Health, It’s Time To Hold Hollywood To A Higher Standard

The cavalier way that movies and television fictionalize illness and disability spread misinformation, reinforce stigma, and lead to real-world deaths.

Girl’s Got Guts

After her diagnosis with Crohn's and IBD, Tina Aswani Omprakash started blogging to help others cope with their illness with humor and gratitude.

How Getting A Puppy Saved My Health

Getting a dog didn't immediately cure me of depression brought on by my host of chronic illnesses. But Rusty still spurred me to set up much healthier habits for myself.

How To Have An Awesome Sex Life When You’re Ill Or Disabled

Kirsten Schultz, who has arthritis, wants safe, satisfying intimacy to be attainable by everyone.

When Kids Help Kids

Inspired by their own hospital experiences, these kids launched projects to help other young patients.

What It Takes To Fight A Stealth Killer

When her husband got sick with a rare genetic disorder, Marie Warder spent her life waging war on hereditary hemochromatosis.

How Chronic Pain Made Me Stop Worrying And Love CBD

After an MS diagnosis, a quest for nerve pain relief led me to reassess my '80s anti-marijuana programming.

A Lifelong Runner, Sidelined By Disability

Running has been the ribbon of continuity that has run through my life. Now it's been severed by disability, perhaps for good. What do I do now?