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Stories of Resilience
Cancer and Disfigurement
Cancer therapy doesn’t prepare you for having disfigurement. Charlie Manzano shares what he has learned after surgery and what he is doing currently to combat shame.
Suffering to Thrill: Interview with Myra Ali
Celebrity interviewer, Myra Ali shares how changing her career made her forget about her skin condition and her future fears.
Growing up, Keri felt that as a black woman she could conquer the world but she struggled with her identity as a cancer survivor and as a person with a disability. How she reconciled all sides of her identity is fascinating.
American Association of People with Disabilities
What's the word?
From getting misdiagnosed to getting an ostomy, Nicole shares how she has survived and what keeps her looking forward.
Girls with Guts
Hire for Disability
Ever wonder why more people with disabilities are not hired? Here to dish the truth are journalist Sarah Kim, marketing professional Lauren Ruotolo and community organizer Eman Rimawi.
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Disabled Persons Inc
In The Spotlight
Growing up Raelle was severely shy and she didn't know why. Lately, the more she learns about her skin condition empowers her to take the stage.
national eczema association
I am Kiersten
Kiersten Kelly just walked at New York Fashion Week and signed with a talent agency. Now she wants to take the music industry by storm and disrupt it's beauty standard.
Wear Your Voice
A few weeks later, Amanda's symptoms had progressed to stumbling around like she was drunk. After multiple doctor visits, she was able to discover her diagnosis and reclaim her voice.
Activist writer, Ariel Henley shares how she deals with stares and how her childhood experience changed her to the woman she is today.
Let Them Come
After consciously deciding to take a step back, Tulsi
Vagjiani's work continues to broaden the South Asian beauty standard and inspires us to live authentically.
What about others?
After her insurance decided to cut her aid and thus, put her college degree at stake, Anna Landre decides to take action for herself and others.
Disfigurement and Intimacy
Many of us remember our first time, b
ut few of us remember having to conceal our disfigurement.
On this blog we discuss how intimacy is as much about acceptance as it is about advocacy.
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