disability

My shame ran so deep that I couldn’t admit to myself that I had a disability, even when it impeded my studies and my social experience.

What It’s Like To Live With An “Invisible” Disability

My shame ran so deep that I couldn’t admit to myself that I had a disability, even when it impeded my studies and my social experience. Read...
Akhila Kolisetty    |   10.5.18   |   SHARE
There are so many little things I never thought about before I lost the ability to do them.

What I Took For Granted When I Was Able-Bodied​

There are so many little things I never thought about before I lost the ability to do them. Pain is fluid. It seeps into every crack and corner. Read...
Heather M. Jones    |   07.17.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
Photo: Abeer Al-Kubaisi, courtesy of MIGA.

Swimsuits Inspired By Scars Are Changing How We Talk About Disfigurement

Mendiola chose to design swimwear as a way to change the narrative surrounding societal beauty standards and physical differences. Read...
Ariel Henley    |   07.16.18   |   SHARE
Bodies

How Tarot Cards Saved My Life

I start each day by drawing two cards for guidance, and then further consulting the deck. Last fall, tarot cards saved my life. Read...
Meg Hartley    |   06.26.18   |   SHARE
Minds
Photo of Rachel Hoge by Katy Nash

I Make Fashion Choices With My Disability In Mind

The clothes I wear allow others to see beyond my stutter, encouraging them to discard any negative connotations they might have about my disability. Read...
Rachel Hoge    |   03.6.18   |   SHARE
Minds
It’s helpful if you talk to your disabled loved ones to see what works for them.

How To Support Your Disabled Loved Ones This Holiday Season  

It’s helpful if you talk to your disabled loved ones to see what works for them. My family and friends have always been great at figuring out Read...
Alaina Leary    |   12.1.17   |   SHARE
Voices
It’s taken me much longer to figure out how to simply eat in a way that feels right in my body, and to accept my body for what it is — broken, fat, and mine.

On Learning To Accept My Chronically Ill Body

My only regret is that I wasted nearly 40 years trying to bend my chronically ill body to an imaginary idea of perfection. Read...
Jody Allard of Role Reboot    |   10.27.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
Here's an activist’s survival guide!

The Anxious Activist’s Survival Guide

For many people, activism induces as much anxiety as the disastrous news stories that compel us to keep doing it. So here's an activist’s survival Read...
Minds