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Disability

What Coming Out As Disabled To My Employers Has Taught Me

Afraid of being seen as incapable, I used to hide my ankylosing spondylitis from employers. But then I realized keeping my disability a secret was only cheating myself.

Ask Ada: Newlywed and Hearing Impaired

Plus: what to do when your roommate starts exhibiting mental health problems.

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When Disability Turns Into Creativity

A disability doesn't have to limit your options. Sometimes, it can propel you into the career you always wanted to have.

“I Know I’m Not The Only One”: Disability and Escaping Domestic Abuse

Isolation, slim resources, and dependency make disabled people 40% more likely to be abused by their partners. How do we break the cycle?

In Germany, How To Teach Empathy For The Disabled

To create a better world for his stepson, who has cerebral palsy, Patrick Dohmen teaches thousands about accessibility through role-playing.

Ask Ada: My Boyfriend Left Me When I Got Cancer!

Plus: my foster child has a disability. How can I bond with them?

After Disability, The Reason For The Season

My first holiday as a person with pain and mobility issues has taught me there's a lot more to Christmas than the presents.

The MasterChef Who Cooks With Four Senses, Not Five

Despite her severely impaired vision, Christine Ha's obsession with food has taken her to the highest culinary heights.

What Real Friendship Looks Like When You’re Chronically Ill

The best friends you can have when you're dealing with a health condition are the ones who can support you where you are.

What Disneyland Taught Me About Disability Imposter Syndrome

A visit to the Magic Kingdom made me realize that, yes, I'm really disabled... even if I don't want to be.

What ‘Joker’ Says About Our Broken Health Care System

To a fellow survivor like me, 'Joker' exposes our system's failure to properly rehabilitate people after traumatic brain injuries.