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One Little Farm’s Big, Inclusive Dream

At Common Roots Farm, the vision is simple: to create an inclusive, accessible community where anyone can find meaningful, purposeful work, no matter their abilities.

The Bionic Indiana Jones Who Wants To Make Prosthetics Available To Everyone

After losing his right leg in an off-roading accident, National Geographic explorer Albert Lin has set off on a new adventure to bring prosthetics to all

Ask Ada: My Dead Parents Want Revenge Against My Disabled Sister

Plus: a mother worries about her daughter falling in love with a man with cancer.

The Green Card And The Caregiver

My patient was so desperate to stay out of a nursing home, she offered me a green card if I became her caregiver for life. I almost said yes.

Where Are The Disabled Facebook Avatars?

Silicon Valley keeps on ignoring disabled bodies, and we're sick of it.
A man waiting for a subway.

Ask Ada: When Is It Okay To Help A Disabled Person?

Welcome to Ask Ada, Folks’ bi-weekly advice column for people impacted by health issues or disability. Want Ada to help you with a problem? Email Ada at askada@pillpack.com or tag @folksstories on Twitter with the #askada hashtag. What’s The Best Way To Offer My Help To Disabled People? Dear Ada, I’m a commuter and spend a huge amount of […]

How A Trench Coat For Dogs Angrily Inspired A Fashion System For The Disabled

A congenital amputee herself, designer Stephanie Thomas was so frustrated by the limited fashion options for the disabled that she launched her own styling firm.

The Stigma Of Fun When You’re Disabled

Why do so many people assume that just because I'm in too much pain to work, I shouldn't be allowed to do anything else?

Designing The iPhone Case Of Prosthetic Leg Covers

The Confetti was designed not only to be accessible, but to answer the question: why shouldn't a prosthetic leg cover be cooler than a regular leg?

How To Job Hunt When You’re Disabled

Finding a job when you're chronically ill can be a challenge. So we spoke to an expert who has placed hundreds of disabled jobseekers for tips.

Is Marie Kondo and KonMari Compatible With Chronic Illness?

After watching Netflix's new show about the life-changing art of tidying up, I tried it for two weeks to see if it was compatible with my disability. Here's what I learned.

In 2019, Choose To Be A Better Ally To The Chronically Ill & Disabled

Make this your New Year's Resolution. Here's how to stop being ableist in 2019.