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As a teenager experiencing painful periods, I was afraid of the stigma of going to Planned Parenthood. But doing so saved me from years of pain and shame.
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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.
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After learning to live with her psoriatic arthritis, television personality and entrepreneur Nitika Chopra has one simple message about chronic illness.
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Living with chronic migraines, I was always trying to keep pace with the outside world. But now, as the world does the same, I realize that it's okay to stay home to stay healthy.
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“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.
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Ulcerative colitis may be incurable, but the same is not true of racism. That's why I fight.
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I was in my 30s when I got new knees, but I needed them long before that. Here's what I learned.
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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.
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For 24 years, artist Kara LeFrance has turned to art to help control her chronic pain. But when the pandemic shut down her ketamine treatments, her painting took on new urgency.
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My love affair with a German man would have ended eventually anyway. But my chronic Lyme disease diagnosis drove us apart faster.
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Because of my scoliosis, I thought I had to show everyone else I was capable. But the only one doubting my ability was me.