Q&As

Intimate interviews with remarkable people living their lives while managing a condition.

The Diabetes Cyborg Hacking Her Own Pancreas

Dana Lewis invented the Open Artificial Pancreas System to make things easier for herself, and millions of others type 1 diabetics around the world.
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Community Roundup: What's The Best Advice You've Ever Received About Being Chronically Ill?

Tell your story. Advocate for yourself as a patient. Replace your old dreams or new ones. Here's some great advice on being disabled or chronically ill from our Twitter community.

This Cosplay Photographer Uses Superheroes To Fight His 10-Year Headache

A cerebral spinal fluid leak led to a headache that never goes away. Imagining alternate universes through cosplay photography brings Shaun Simpson pleasure despite the pain.

How The Queen Of Selfishness Taught Me To Accept My Disability

Ayn Rand isn't exactly known for her altruism, but when Chris Sciabarra discovered 'The Fountainhead' author as a teen, she inspired him to think of his disability in a new way.
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Community Roundup: Imagining A World Where Disability Is Normal

From workplaces offering 'good health' days instead of sick days, to universal, affordable health care, a world in which it is 'normal' to be disabled or chronically ill doesn't sound dystopian at all. In fact, it sounds like heaven.

What It's Like To Live With Sickle-Cell

The blood disorder, which primarily affects people of African descent, shows the ways in which racial prejudice can cause the health care system to break down.

2017: Our Favorite Interviews

Some of our favorite interviews of the year include a refugee who fled 2,200-miles by wheelchair, a rapper who has made a career rhyming about mental illness, and more.

He Shoots, He Scores

Born with spina bifida, sled hockey star Billy Bridges is more motivated than ever as he heads into his fifth Paralympics.

Tackling Death Over Coffee

Sociologist Jack Fong talks to us about the death café movement, in which strangers come together over coffee to come to terms with their own mortality.