Profiles

Stories about interesting people, for whom managing a condition is just another layer in a rich and varied life.

Microsoft's Cybernetic Diabetic On How Tech Can Help End Type 1

After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 21, Scott Hanselman became an early pioneer in using technology to hack his health.

Sailing Blind Around The Mediterranean

After a series of disasters saw her lose her home and her sight, Sue Fockner set sail for a new life on the Turkish Mediterranean.

You Don't Need Hands Or Feet To Be A Great Mom

Changing diapers, driving carpool... just a year after a near-death experience left her a quadruple amputee, Elizabeth Zweigel is already back doing what she loves most.

The Sexpert Helping Bring Self-Love To Everyone

People with disabilities or illness need as much comfort as anyone, and maybe more. That's why Alice Jones, who has inflammatory arthritis, has made it her mission to talk openly about sex toys.

Meet Mexico City's Amputee Grammar Queen

After losing her leg to cancer, Paulina Chavira turned to her passion for grammar to make sense of the world.

Reclaiming A Disability Slur Through Dance

As part of Heidi Latsky Dance, an NYC-based troupe of dancers with and without disabilities, Jerron Herman wants to show the world there's beauty and grace in cerebral palsy.

What Happens To A Marriage After Parkinson's

Every marriage has its own dynamic, but what happens when a motor system disorder turns that relationship upside down?

My Aunt, The Super Artist

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