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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.  ...
Forgiving the Unforgivable

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Colleen Haggerty has a full life as a wife, mother, successful author, coach, and speaker. However, until she let go of a grievous wrong in her early life, she couldn’t begin living fully ...
The 3D-Printed Prosthesis: Great Innovation, Dangerous Product, or Something Else?

The 3D-Printed Prosthesis: Great Innovation, Dangerous Product, or Something Else?

From advanced software, to improved battery life, to more power-efficient microprocessors, advances in prosthetic devices provide amputees significantly greater choice today than they had even five years ago ...
New Life, New Direction: Reinventing Yourself After Limb Loss

New Life, New Direction: Reinventing Yourself After Limb Loss

Many people have goals for their lives, but when facing amputation those plans can change in an instant. A dream of playing college basketball or dancing in a ballet company might seem impossible after losing a limb ...
Whisky Strong: Amputee Rowing Team Completes 

Whisky Strong: Amputee Rowing Team Completes 

While consistent exercise is commonly recognized as an important factor in maintaining physical fitness and mobility, its mental health benefits should not be overlooked ...
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