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Disability

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.

The Disabled People Turning to Witchcraft and Magick

Worldwide, an increasing number of disabled people are embracing Wicca and spellcraft as a way to make sense of their place in the world.

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Great Balls Of Fire

Born legally blind and with severe hearing loss, Jennifer Castellano's unscratchable itch for making music has carried her far.

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.

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.

7 Continents. 2 World Records. 5% Vision. 100% Willpower

"Massive success is the best form of revenge," says ultramarathon runner Sinead Kane, who has set records all over the world running while blind.

This Dog Biscuit Bakery Gives Purposeful Jobs For People With Disabilities

At Beer City Dog Biscuits, founders Leslie Hooker and Suzanne Wilcox are proving that taking pride in your work is for everyone.

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?

My Problem Wasn’t My Size. It Was My Scoliosis.

Learning yoga made me stop blaming my weight and instead come to terms with my invisible disability.

Ask Ada: I’m Sick Of Arguing People About Handicapped Parking. Help!

Also: how to give your family something to remember you by, when you know you don't have much time left.