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Being Queer And Depressed In Zimbabwe Taught Me How To Create My Own Safe Space

When I returned to my home country, I looked for safe spaces... but soon, came to discover the only place I could feel truly safe was within myself.

How I Dug Myself Out Of My Post-Cancer Depression

When I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, I didn't realize that my bigger health battle would ultimately be with depression.

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How Vintage Clothing Helped Save Me From My Body Dysmorphia

Rediscovering the joys of childhood dress-up helped me combat my eating disorder, and learn to like my reflection again.

What My Mom (And HIV) Taught Me About Caregiving

When my mother's health declined, I used the skills I had learned from my own chronic illness and the empathy I learned from her to be there for her.

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.

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.

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.

Ask Ada: Newlywed and Hearing Impaired

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

Ask Ada: How To Get My Family Back On ‘Team Mom’ After Illness?

Plus: what to do when a family member believes you've just 'given up' about your illness.