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Sex and Intimacy After Amputation Does Your Bucket Have a Hole in It? Physical Therapist Ups the Ante as Educator for the Amputee Community On the Road Again

THE DATING GAME: She Said, He Said

THE DATING GAME: She Said, He Said

She’s a blue-eyed amputee who plays the guitar, likes to write, and works with other amputees as a nurse consultant. He’s a guitar player too, with an appetite for hiking and a thriving carpentry and construction business. He’s never dated ...
Cyborg: Jillian Weise

Cyborg: Jillian Weise

Jillian Weise is an award-winning poet, author, and playwright, a creative writing professor at Clemson University, and a disability rights activist. She is also a cyborg. She is used to this last descriptor raising eyebrows. Weise identifies as a cyborg ...
Making Caregiving and Care Receiving an Equal Partnership

Making Caregiving and Care Receiving an Equal Partnership

Whether becoming a caregiver or care receiver, most people lack the right tools to manage their new role. Without a strategy to cope with the emotional toll of a caregiving partnership, a once cherished relationship can disintegrate. Janet is a ...
THE YEAR AHEAD FOR AMPUTEES: Eight Expectations for 2021

THE YEAR AHEAD FOR AMPUTEES: Eight Expectations for 2021

While it’s risky to speculate about the future and how it might affect people’s lives, past experience and current trends can help us make educated guesses about what amputees might expect in 2021 and beyond. As longtime writers and editors ...

Looking for the Helpers

Looking for the Helpers

IN TOUGH TIMES LIKE THESE, WE CAN SEEK COMFORT IN THE WORDS OF OUR FAVORITE CARDIGAN-WEARING CHILDREN’S TV PROGRAM HOST, MR. ROGERS. SPECIFICALLY, WE MAY REMEMBER THE FAMOUS QUOTE HE SHARED FROM HIS MOTHER ABOUT HOW TO COPE WHEN THINGS ...
More Than a Cover

More Than a Cover

CLOTHES MEAN NOTHING UNTIL SOMEONE LIVES IN THEM. —MARC JACOBS, AMERICAN FASHION DESIGNER  Regardless of the type of amputation surgery you’ve had, getting dressed will still be a part of your activities of daily living (ADLs). And whether your choice ...
Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Stephanie Thomas Brings Disability Fashion Styling to the Forefront DISABILITY FASHION STYLING trailblazer Stephanie Thomas is living her purpose. Thomas carries herself with confidence and poise and says she is happy to be fulfilling her destiny as she bridges the ...
The Mind Under Attack: Managing Your Emotions During Times of Crisis

The Mind Under Attack: Managing Your Emotions During Times of Crisis

EVERY MORNING, RICKY BARTLETT WAKES UP AND TURNS ON THE TELEVISION BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE. BUT IT’S NOT THE FLAT-SCREEN TV ON HIS LIVING ROOM WALL THAT GETS HIS ATTENTION—IT’S THE IMAGINARY ONE BROADCASTING IN HIS MIND. “What do you ...

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