Archive for category: Disability

When You Can See From Both Eyes, But You’re Still Half Blind

After brain cancer, I'm lucky to have my sight, and I'm proud to be disabled. I just wish my disability were easier to explain to people.

When Seizures Take Your Independence

What does freedom mean when you have a disability that requires supervision?

When Someone Says They Are Disabled, Believe Them

Whether Jameela Jamil or a person sitting in a handicapped seat on a bus, we all have a duty to believe the experiences of others.

Spina Bifida Couldn’t Stop This Elite CrossFitter From Chasing Her Dreams

Being smart about strength training has made it possible for Lindy Barber to compete at a high level, despite a host of spinal conditions.

Ask Ada: Should You Disclose Your Disability On Your Tinder Profile?

Plus: Ada helps a woman stressing out over taking time off work due to an eating disorder relapse.

Unearthly Pursuits

Inspired by her own chronic pain, Kansas City artist Courtney Lane takes the locks of fellow spoonies and uses it to make incredibly intricate works of Victorian hair art.

How Professional Artists Deal With Chronic Conditions

Perhaps even more than in other professions, artists need compassion, community, and self-care to navigate the complexities of chronic illness.

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.

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.