Chronic Pain

Inspiring stories about people persevering despite living in invisible pain.

How Migraines Drove Me Out Of The Office, And Into My Dream Job

Self-employment was the perfect solution for my problem with chronic headaches, but it shouldn't have been my only option.

My Aunt, The Super Artist

For Katherine Kerr Allen, arthritis was just another reason to evolve her art.

The Arthritic Six-Year Old Grows Up

Trish Harris was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis when she was only six years old. She writes about her life in a new memoir.

The Singer With Honeycomb Bones

Along with her faithful service dog, Connie, Ailsa Lipscombe traveled from New Zealand to Chicago to pursue her life's greatest passion: the music that lets her body feel free.

Dr. Wrong

Finding a doctor who can diagnose your seemingly undiagnosable condition isn't like dating. It's worse.

The Strange Rewards Of Being Sick

Folks writer Sarah Wilson talks about the intense vulnerability and great kindnesses created by being chronically ill.

The Brain Injury That Helped End Slavery

A vicious blow to the head may have been the catalyst that turned Harriet Tubman into an Abolitionist hero.

A Lion In The Day

How Katherine Mansfield, one of New Zealand's most prolific storytellers, found strength to deal with her chronic pain through her fiction.