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RIP, RGB. I Hope The ACA Doesn’t Die With Her.

With Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, there's now one less person on the Supreme Court to defend my healthcare.

A Mermaid Saved My Brain

After a traumatic brain injury, a fairy tale I told myself in the dark helped lead me back into the world.

How COVID Anxiety Pushed Me Into Chronic Illness

Going on vacation to Florida during a pandemic sounds dangerous, but it was doctor's orders after I'd worried myself into a chronic case of GERD.

A Long-Distance Chronic Illness Love Story

My love affair with a German man would have ended eventually anyway. But my chronic Lyme disease diagnosis drove us apart faster.

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.

How COVID-19 Is Impacting Service Dogs

Luckily, dogs can't get coronavirus. Even so, for thousands of service dogs and their disabled owners, the virus is still having a profound impact.

Where Are The Disabled Facebook Avatars?

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

In Africa, COVID Is Killing Public Health

Experts sound the alarm over COVID-19 increasing tropical diseases deaths in West Africa.

Accessibility Still Matters In The Apocalypse

During a global pandemic like COVID-19, accessibility matters more than ever. So why is society trampling on the rights of chronically ill and disabled people?

We Need to Stop Normalizing Period Pain

Doctors and health practitioners agree: there's nothing 'normal' about extreme period pain. So why do so many millions of women take it for granted?

Lupus Prepared Me To Survive COVID, But Society Wants To Sacrifice Me Anyway

In a crisis, America follows a familiar line of logic: it's okay if the chronically ill die, as long as 'real' people aren't inconvenienced.

If You Want To Survive COVID-19 Lockdown, Learn From The Disabled

Frustrated by endless weeks of self-quarantine due to coronavirus? Welcome to the world of chronic illness and disability. And after all this is over, remember us.