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Sam Tokita's Photography: What Lies Beneath the Surface of Disabled Bodies

Sam Tokita’s Photography: What Lies Beneath the Surface of Disabled Bodies

Amputee photographer and model Sam Tokita wants people to perceive disabled bodies in all their facets—not just the strength and beauty, but also the many layers beneath ...
Internalized Ableism and Limb Loss: Our Own Worst Enemies

Internalized Ableism and Limb Loss: Our Own Worst Enemies

A lot of amputees fall prey to internalized ableism without even knowing it. If you do this, you’re not just hurting yourself. You’re depriving society of your gifts ...
Paul Demeyer's Amputee Sketchbook

Paul Demeyer’s Amputee Sketchbook

Award-winning animator Paul Demeyer is working an illustrated memoir that documents his adaptations to limb loss and his ongoing search to find peace, balance, and spiritual meaning.  ...
Silver Linings Playlist: An Amputee's Songs of Healing

Silver Linings Playlist: An Amputee’s Songs of Healing

During my recovery from limb loss, I started a playlist to map out my feelings. And it helped. Anytime I heard a song that spoke to how I was feeling at that moment or that got stuck in my head, ...
The Secret Lives of Amputee Limbs

The Secret Lives of Amputee Limbs

When the star of Stump Kitchen started painting colorful characters onto her residual limb, she learned about lots of other amputees who've given their limbs separate names and identities ...
Cam Ayala: Losing a Limb Helped Me Find My Way to Love

Cam Ayala: Losing a Limb Helped Me Find My Way to Love

Loving yourself is much easier said than done—especially when you're an amputee. We are often our own toughest critics, and society’s expectations can seem like an impossible target to hit ...
Which Cinematic Amputee Archetype Are You?

Which Cinematic Amputee Archetype Are You?

As more movies with limb-different characters get made, new archetypes are starting to emerge. Amputee representation on the big screen still has miles to go, but we are making progress ...
The Problem With Solving Problems

The Problem With Solving Problems

In true, objective reality, there are no such things as “problems.” There are only evolutionary invitations for us to enter the profound space where something new is created ...
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