Disabled Activists Should Not Have to Die to Have Our Voices Heard
Carrie Ann Lucas's recent insurance-related death has brought new eyes to her work as a prominent activist—and is yet another instance of disability rights only gaining mainstream attention after one of us dies.
The Women with Disabilities Who Fought For Your Health Care This Year
Mass "die-ins," three-day sit-ins, and countless arrests later, these activists say: "The fight for our lives is on for the foreseeable future.”
The Underwater Adventures of a Paraplegic Scuba Diver
Elena Prous was 24 when she broke her neck in a traffic accident that left her paralyzed from the arms down. Seven years on, she's also one of the world's few paraplegic scuba divers.
Locked-In Syndrome and the Horror of Being Trapped in Your Own Body
As people with degenerative disorders slowly lose control of their bodies, it's common to feel powerless, depressed, and even suicidal.