Disability

Stories about amazing individuals overcoming disabilities both visible and invisible.

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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.
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The Stigma Of Fun When You're Disabled

Why do so many people assume that just because I'm in too much pain to work, I shouldn't be allowed to do anything else?

How 'There She Goes' Creator Shaun Pye Adapted Life As A Special Needs Parent To TV

Pye's daughter Joey has a rare undiagnosed chromosomal disorder, which served as a basis for the new BBC dramedy.

Paintings Everyone Can See, From An Artist Who Can't

When Japanese-Mexican artist Shino Watabe lost her sight, she thought her career was over. But then she realized there were other ways to see.