Q&As

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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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The In-Between Days Of Having Cancer

In her powerful graphic memoir, comic artist Teva Harrison shines light on "the bogeyman that is my cancer."
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This 'Bipolar Babe' Stomps Out Stigma With Storytelling

The deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade prove that anyone can be isolated by the stigma around depression, says Andrea Paquette of the Stigma-Free Society.
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Community Roundup: What's The One Thing People Should Know About Chronic Illness?

We asked Folks' social media followers what the one thing they need others to understand about their experience. Here's what they told us.
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Tying Together A Cancer Support Network In Rural America

When his mom died of stomach cancer, Matt Dexter formed the Christine B Foundation to make sure that no one affected by cancer ever felt alone, no matter how geographically isolated.
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A Real-Life Wheelchair Superhero

Mohammed Sayed created Wheelchair Man to show kids with disabilities that they are capable of anything. If anything, Sayed's even more of a superhero than his creation.
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Community Roundup: How Do You Learn To Advocate For Yourself?

Advocating for yourself when you have a disability or health condition is a constant challenge. Here's some advice on how to do it effectively.