Disability

Stories about amazing individuals overcoming disabilities both visible and invisible.

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My Problem Wasn't My Size. It Was My Scoliosis.

Learning yoga made me stop blaming my weight and instead come to terms with my invisible disability.
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Ask Ada: I'm Sick Of Arguing People About Handicapped Parking. Help!

Also: how to give your family something to remember you by, when you know you don't have much time left.
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In Tandem, The Sighted Bicycling The Blind

In Mexico City, a group of tandem bicyclists gathers every Sunday to give blind and visually-impaired people a tour of the town.
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What Queer Eye Got Wrong About Disability

The popular Netflix show is all about acceptance and self-love. So why is it saying the opposite about disability?
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How Disability Made Hiking Better For Me

In what I used to view as the marathon of life, permission to ramble has been one of the greatest gifts disability has given me.
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My Brain Is On Fire: What It's Like To Live With Misophonia

My own mother's voice causes me agony, but she's not the problem. The real problem lives within me.
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How Motherhood Forced One Woman To Confront Her Hearing Loss

Sahel Chen managed to cover her measles-induced hearing loss for most of her life. But when she couldn't hear her baby crying, she knew she had to confront her disability head on.

What I Learned Teaching A Boy With Autism

Teaching a special needs class for a week taught me that the reality of a child with autism has just as much validity as our own.

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.