humanity

Advocates, icons, influencers, and more. All about humanity.

In the Hyphen3 days ago
Diagnosed
Did you know that each snowflake has a unique design and pattern? No two snowflakes are the same, and the same goes for people's stories. No two people share the same experience. This is my story with...
Jenny Beck12 days ago
Hearing Loss
I live my life suspended between two worlds, not quite fitting into either. There is the hearing world: a world of noise, of happy conversations and quiet whispers, of blaring horns and twittering bir...
Maria Ayala20 days ago
Random Act of Kindness
Random Act of Kindness My glucometer broke. It broke the Thursday before my birthday. I knew it wasn’t the battery. I knew I had to replace the whole thing. As soon as I put the test strip in and saw ...
Paisley Hansen22 days ago
7 Tips for Cultivating a Sense of Inner Peace
Gaining an inner sense of peace can be a challenge for many people. Life is chaotic, and stress is the norm. Cultivating a sense of inner peace, however, can help make life much easier to face and han...
Juliette Nelsona month ago
Chronic Illness Warriors
Have you found yourself fighting a battle that you felt that you were never going to win? Have you ever found yourself trying to train your brain to reject pain that human beings are normally unable t...
Tasnim Ta month ago
Living with Hyperhidrosis
At least 4 in 10 people suffer with Hyperhydrosis which is a condition where a person sweats excessively whenever and wherever. Living with Hyperhidrosis can be a nightmare and affects people both men...
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Jody mclennan2 months ago
My So-Called Life
I don’t know how I ended up here. I mean, I know physically, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s a huge question. If there’s some grand plan or someone in charge, like playing house with billions ...
Ian Ifield2 months ago
Burning Lungs
This will all seem insignificant, small, to many. There are far greater griefs in the world and in my own life. This is not a grief, though, it is the harbouring of a burden. I know what I am about to...
Katheryn Compton3 months ago
Do Not Let Chronic Illness Define You
I touched on this a couple of weeks ago but I wanted to revisit this topic, as I know many people do struggle with this on a daily basis. I shared with others about the struggles of living with a chro...
The Brince5 months ago
Living with Neurofibromatosis
My name is Bryan Caruso and I have a disease called Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). When I was 3-years-old, my mom noticed a tumor on my back and took me to a neurosurgeon to get it checked. That was ...
Rebecca Slaney5 months ago
The Modern World of Medicine. What Could We Really Learn from Each Other?
A doctor, by definition, according to Merriam Webster Dictionary is “a person who has earned one of the highest academic degrees (such as a PhD) conferred by a university: to give medical treatment to...
Alie Booth6 months ago
Not All Disabilities Are Visible
More and more of late I have seen post upon post and complaint upon complaint about disabled people being ridiculed, shouted at, and abused in some way or another for utilising disabled facilities and...
Kimberly Wood6 months ago
Finding Out That I Have Dyslexia at 25
Well, when I was in school I was always treated like my fellow classmates. My teachers were usually very short and rude to me along with my fellow peers who struggled with learning. Whenever I asked, "What's wrong with me?" my teachers would tell me that I'm slow. What does that mean? A turtle is slow. It was very frustrating being in special ed, and not one person could tell what was wrong with me other than the fact that I struggled in math, science, and with some writing. I hated it when it w...
Iria Vasquez-Paez7 months ago
Why People with Disabilities Are Vulnerable to Abuse
People with a disability are vulnerable to abuse on the street, in the workplace, and at home from their own families. This is why I want to start a domestic violence shelter that serves disabled peop...
Mary Benson7 months ago
Darkness
Every six months, my grandmother and I make an appointment to go to Pontiac for a dental visit. Everything is usually routine, from the car ride, to what happens in the dentist chair. Three quarters o...
Rozy Taylor7 months ago
Things No One Tells You About a Life Changing Condition
I always thought I would find a diagnosis that would fit, that the doctors would say something and I would just simply embrace it but the truth was—the truth still is—doctors throw words around all th...
Gemma Short7 months ago
Autism Isn't the Problem, Your Attitude Towards It Is
Saying that I suffer from autism is wrong. In fact, I suffer from the fact that our world is not set up for the neurodiverse and a society that is so scared of variety. I suffer from the fact that peo...
Courtney Roberts8 months ago
Like Water Over a Bridge
"Like water under a bridge." A quote we all know. One you may have used to apologize or accept one. One you may have learned early on and may have just learned. It's just an ordinary everyday thing. H...