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Where Are The Disabled Facebook Avatars?

Silicon Valley keeps on ignoring disabled bodies, and we're sick of it.

Ask Ada: My Partner Doesn’t Want Kids Because Of Our Disabilities

Plus: when do you have to disclose your disability at work?

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.

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.

How Getting A Puppy Saved My Health

Getting a dog didn't immediately cure me of depression brought on by my host of chronic illnesses. But Rusty still spurred me to set up much healthier habits for myself.

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.

When Getting Sick Is What Teaches You How To Be Healthy

These lessons in self-care are what arthritis and Crohn's disease have taught me.

The Bionic Man Of Coronado Beach

Despite his severe arthritis, extreme athlete David Nonemacher refuses to back down from a challenge.

Catching Big Air at the Olympics

After being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis three weeks before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, snowboarder Spencer O’Brien is ready for her Olympic do-over.

Fitness, Pain, and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Despite her diagnosis, Keefa Hawkins pushes her body to the limits through Crossfit: part of a quest to show that physical fitness is for everyone.

Why Facebook Diets And Chronic Illness Don’t Mix

That latest fad diet lighting up social media might be good for healthy people, but for a person with a chronic condition, it's a lot more complicated.

The Sexpert Helping Bring Self-Love To Everyone

People with disabilities or illness need as much comfort as anyone, and maybe more. That's why Alice Jones, who has inflammatory arthritis, has made it her mission to talk openly about sex toys.