Chronic Pain

Inspiring stories about people persevering despite living in invisible pain.

Me Against My Spine

Because of my scoliosis, I thought I had to show everyone else I was capable. But the only one doubting my ability was me.
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Trial By Fire

Severely burned as a young child, psychologist, speaker, blogger, and author Lise Deguire, uses her suffering to connect with others in pain.
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From Feeling Stupid To Feeling Included

As a blind person, the acceptance shown to me in my yoga class reminds me that everything can be accessible to the disabled, if people let it be.
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Why I Gave Up Looking For A Diagnosis To My Mystery Illness

In my twenties, I fell down a rabbit hole trying to find a diagnosis. For my sanity's sake, I eventually realized I had to give up.

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?
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Lessons From A Roller Derby Fall

An accident left me with chronic pain, and a better understanding of how to forgive myself.

How A Career Change Cured My Chronic Pain

When my back pain got me fired from my old job, I had to become a school crossing guard to make ends meet.
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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.

Virtuoso Of The Serrated Blade

After a dance career was ended in a car accident, Natalia “Saw Lady” Paruz threw her passion into an unconventional instrument.