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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 ...
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, ...
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.  ...
Amputees Dress for Success on the Runway of Dreams

Amputees Dress for Success on the Runway of Dreams

The Runway of Dreams Foundation’s annual New York Fashion Week show is always a happening, and never more so than in 2023. Meet three amputee models who will be participating in the show ...
The Lessons I Learned from African Amputees

The Lessons I Learned from African Amputees

Alexandra Capellini volunteered to share her personal experience of limb loss with Ethiopian amputees. She was blown away by the wisdom and friendship they shared in return ...
How to Be an Amputee With a Job

How to Be an Amputee With a Job

Before I became an amputee, I had never seen anyone with a visible disability in my industry. Would I be able to keep moving forward on my chosen career path on one leg? ...
The Serious Side of Amputee Comedy

The Serious Side of Amputee Comedy

Amputee comedians like Courtney Gilmour and Tre NuBB make audiences howl. They also get people to think seriously about disability ...
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