First-person narratives about what it’s like living with illness, from people who know.

Respect Where You're Broken: How I Navigated Traumatic Grief

After my brother and cousin died, I was destroyed by grief. But if you work the problem, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Why New Year's Is Toxic When You Have An Eating Disorder

In 2018, make a resolution to think and talk differently about food and fitness. You might just save someone's life.

The Four Magic Words That Gave Me My Voice Back

After a thyroid operation robbed me of my voice, I turned to a beloved children's book to give me strength.

How Being A Patient Taught Me To Be A Better Mom

Spending 18 months in doctor's offices may not have gotten me a diagnosis, but it has taught me patience with my kids and myself.

The Weight: Caregiver Fatigue And Diabetes

When your kid's life is on the line, caregiving is a 24 hour job. What do you do when that job wears you down?

There's No Such Thing As A Free Lung

A lung transplant sounds good on paper, but Annie Stein has found it hard to make friends with this new body part living inside of her.

2017: Our Favorite Essays

A werewolf father, a prophet from outer space, and what Selena Gomez can teach us about lupus: these are just a few of our favorite essays of the year.

The Invisible Woman

As a teenager, my eczema made me often wish I was invisible. As an adult, though, invisibility is more stigmatizing than I could have imagined.

How To Deal With Illness During The Holidays

Whether you're disabled or chronically ill, or have such a person in your life, here are some tips on getting through Christmas with everyone's health intact.