Profiles

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

Not Interested In Normality

Latinx disco-pop sensation Cola Boyy, who has spina bifida, has one mission: to blow up people's ideas of what's possible.

The Grand Mal Puppeteer

After Frank Maugeri received a life-changing diagnosis, the renowned artist and performer struggled to achieve balance between his art and his condition.

President Of The Drowning Girls Club

With her popular series of designs symbolizing issues such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD, tattoo artist Fidjit is helping people like her struggling with their mental health.
A woman in a wheelchair with a green dress with white polka dots on it tries on a tiara.

From Fashion Model To Ms. Wheelchair America

Ms. Wheelchair America 2018, Sheri Melander-Smith, channels her skills as an international model to raise awareness about people with disabilities.
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Bald Is Beautiful

In a society which equates health and attractiveness with hair, these three alopecia crusaders are proving that baldness can't stop anyone from living a happy life.

Why The World Needs More Disabled Superheroes

Becoming a superhero is every kid's dream... but when it comes to disability, it's a dream not reflected in most comics. That's something a new wave of comic creators is looking to change.
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Folks Video Story: An Orchestra For Everyone

In our first Video Story, we visit the world's only classical music ensemble for the mentally ill to see how Bach and Beethoven can help keep depression in check.

Agent Lupus in the F.B.I.

As an FBI agent, Shahna Richman was trained to handle everything from bank robbers to serial killers, but it never prepared her for lupus.

Holding Her Heart In Her Hands

Jen Hyde finds creative inspiration in the people and stories hidden behind the technology that keeps her heart condition in check.