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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.  ...
Never Say I Can’t

Never Say I Can’t

When he was 22 years old, after a horrific accident robbed him of his arms and legs, Manuel Salazar wondered why he was alive. Today, at 35, he wonders what he will accomplish next ...
Planning Ahead to Prevent Falls

Planning Ahead to Prevent Falls

For many lower-limb amputees, the risk of falling—and potentially injuring themselves—is a very real possibility. A little know-how and preparation, however, can lower the chances of a serious fall and help prevent injuries ...
Life Shouldn’t Be a Pain

Life Shouldn’t Be a Pain

A reality of post-amputation life is learning how to manage pain—often, more than one type. New amputees must master pain-management strategies as part of their “new normal.” To move from surviving to thriving, pain control is critical ...
Be Prepared

Be Prepared

Wallet, check. Keys, check. Cell phone, check. It used to be that was all you needed to think about before leaving home for a quick trip to the store—or even for the entire day. But life is different now that ...
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