Q&As

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

The Computer Scientist Trapped Inside His Own Body

Martin Pistorius was 14 when he became locked inside his own body, powerless to move or speak. But computers helped free him.

The Sight-Challenged Survivor Of 9/11

If he hadn't been raised to do everything a sighted person could do, Michael Hingson may never have escaped the 76th floor of Tower One.
The silhouette of a man doing a karate kick against a clouded sky at sunrise.

From Karate Kid To Paralysis

Jake Levitt was just 12 when he had his first attack of periodic paralysis, a rare orphan disease. The rest of his life has been spent fighting back.

How Writing A Heroine With Autism Helped This Novelist Understand Her Own Asperger's

Helen Hoang’s debut book, The Kiss Quotient, paints a refreshing and sincere portrayal of a heroine with Asperger’s syndrome.

The Man Trying To Universalize Mental Healthcare

Most people in the developing world have no access to mental healthcare. By training locals to do basic interventions, Dr. Vikram Patel is making a big difference.

He Researched Schizophrenia. Then He Was Diagnosed With It.

Brandon Chuang was just 22 when he began researching schizophrenia at U.C. Berkley. Soon, his studies were more personally relevant than he ever imagined.

The Disappearing Man

Anorexia doesn't happen only to women. Men need support for eating disorders too. Ask Ken Capobianco, who denied himself food for 28 years.

These Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors (And Their Dog) Wrote A Book To Teach Kids About Disability

Inspired by the four-legged friend who helped turn their life around, amputees Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes are sparking a conversation about disability.

The Battle After The Fire

PTSD, depression, and other mental health disorders are a hidden epidemic amongst firefighters and other emergency response workers. That's an epidemic Jeff Dill wants to drag into the light.