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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.  ...
When Your Insurer Says No: Strategies to Fund Your Prosthesis

When Your Insurer Says No: Strategies to Fund Your Prosthesis

It’s a familiar tale: A person faced with amputation learns that his or her insurance doesn’t cover a prosthesis ...
Staying Mobile After Limb Loss

Staying Mobile After Limb Loss

When someone becomes an amputee, he or she will need to figure out how to become mobile again. Chief on many amputees’ minds is concern about how they will perform regular, everyday activities again ...
Free Mobility Clinics: Enhance Amputees’ Ability to Walk and Run

Free Mobility Clinics: Enhance Amputees’ Ability to Walk and Run

While people with lower-limb loss may be able to obtain prostheses, health insurance restrictions, fragmented healthcare services, limited transportation options, and other factors prevent many amputees from receiving sufficient training to make full use of their prostheses ...
Striving For Fun

Striving For Fun

For many children, camp is a relaxing getaway and a place to have fun with friends ...
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