Disability

Stories about amazing individuals overcoming disabilities both visible and invisible.

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When You Can See From Both Eyes, But You're Still Half Blind

After brain cancer, I'm lucky to have my sight, and I'm proud to be disabled. I just wish my disability were easier to explain to people.
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When Seizures Take Your Independence

What does freedom mean when you have a disability that requires supervision?
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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.
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Spina Bifida Couldn't Stop This Elite CrossFitter From Chasing Her Dreams

Being smart about strength training has made it possible for Lindy Barber to compete at a high level, despite a host of spinal conditions.
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Ask Ada: Should You Disclose Your Disability On Your Tinder Profile?

Plus: Ada helps a woman stressing out over taking time off work due to an eating disorder relapse.
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Unearthly Pursuits

Inspired by her own chronic pain, Kansas City artist Courtney Lane takes the locks of fellow spoonies and uses it to make incredibly intricate works of Victorian hair art.
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How Professional Artists Deal With Chronic Conditions

Perhaps even more than in other professions, artists need compassion, community, and self-care to navigate the complexities of chronic illness.
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What Coming Out As Disabled To My Employers Has Taught Me

Afraid of being seen as incapable, I used to hide my ankylosing spondylitis from employers. But then I realized keeping my disability a secret was only cheating myself.