Q&As

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

Crusading For A More Diverse, Representative Hollywood

Steven J. Tingus says that movies like The Shape of Water are missing the opportunity to enact real social change through a better onscreen representation of disability.

Community Roundup: What Does It Mean To Be Vulnerable?

Allowing yourself permission to be vulnerable is important when facing chronic illness or disability. Here's some advice on how to do so.

Why Do Fit Women Get Ovarian Cancer?

Could there be a link between the fitness lifestyle and ovarian cancer? After surviving it herself, Meg Wilkinson thinks so, and she's on a mission to inspire doctors to study it more seriously.

The High Cost of Grandma's Cooking

Growing up in Alabama, James Burge scarcely ever ate a meal that didn't contain lard. But as his family member started dying of heart disease, he rethought his culinary heritage.
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Taking The White Dress Back Out Of The Closet

Millions of women suffer from fibroids across America, but through the White Dress Project, Tanika Gray Valbrun is helping show that fibroids are nothing to be embarrassed about.
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Community Roundup: New Accomplishments, Post-Diagnosis

Getting married. Writing a book. Visiting Norway. These are just some of the things our readers have done after being diagnosed.

The Cook With No Taste

How do you cook when you can't smell? It's all about trial and error, says 20-year-chef Adam Cole.

Visualizing The Data Behind A Child's Bruises

When guitar god Kaki King's young daughter Cooper was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, she turned to award-winning data visualizer Giorgia Lupi to make sense of the hurt.

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.