humanity

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

Rachel Bonyai6 days ago
Disabily: Disabled or Differently Abled
Handicapped, disabled, special, and the dreaded "r" word. Those are all terms that are often synonymous with people who have different needs. The world has been changing so much in the last few decade...
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Aspie Insider7 days ago
Do Autistics Really Have No Empathy?
Since I started researching my symptoms I've come across article after article stating that autistic people cannot feel empathy. One thing I've noticed is that all of these articles are written by peo...
Leslie Montaño13 days ago
Invisible Illnesses
96% of people living with chronic conditions have invisible illnesses and chances are you know at least one of them, but do you know exactly what their struggles are? Have you ever wanted to know more...
Natalie Chatman18 days ago
How the Opioid Epidemic Effects People with Chronic Illness
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in May of 2017. Yes it is still new, I know I have not had it as long as others have. That does not make my pain any less real. I feel pain consistently every s...
The Reality of Life
This might sound crazy to some, but my biggest fear as a human being, other than losing family, is the future of our species. As a fellow human, I am connected to all of the people on this planet. Due...
Braiden Pergis3 months ago
Starting Points and Self Perception
There will be several points in your life where you will ask, “Who am I?” Each point may be at a pivotal moment in your life ranging from your sexuality, your career plans, or even a change in your li...
Neha Vashist3 months ago
Colouring Outside the Lines
It took a 4-year-old boy and a box of crayons. I was volunteering with a children's camp the summer when I met him. Black hair framed his chubby cheeks and brought out the hazel tinges along the rims ...
Jemima House3 months ago
A Structure for Freedom
Freedom definition: the power or right to act, speak or think as one wants — the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. We are creatures of habit. Homeostasis requires it. Too much shock too quick...
Jordan Hauprich3 months ago
Dream Child
Around mid-July I was listening to the radio, just cruising in my red truck, with my radio blasted on an average day to work. My ears were suddenly perked up by a story I began to listen very intently...
Alex Bernier3 months ago
Lonely World
500,000 years ago, The clan heads home after a long day of labor. I lag behind, tired. Every step feels heavier than the last. My cousin turns around and yells for me to hurry up. One day I will grow the strongest legs and walk faster than the rest. A beautiful winged creature dancing through the air appears out of nowhere. Never have I seen such beauty and finesse. The shades on its wings seem outer worldly. I stray from my path through the trees and vines in awe. I come back to my senses, alon...
Alex Bernier3 months ago
Opioid 360
Jerry works seventy hour weeks as a desk-bound middle manager for a big virtual corporation. He barely sleeps at night and wakes up with a three-ton anvil attached to his body and brain. His exercise regimen includes jogging on concrete and long bouts of elliptical. Jerry is a great friend. He agreed to help his friend Barry move into his first bachelor pad after a draining divorce today, even though he had planned to stay home and relax on his only workless day. The move goes well until the two...
Darryl Richie3 months ago
CalmandStrong: Part 2.5 Slideshow Video with inFAMOUS Music Montage
Darryl C. Richie is an inspirational speaker and author looking to inspire with my story of being a two-time cancer survivor. Audiences can expect to hear and read how I connect my experiences and realities to the digital world of the inFAMOUS videogame franchise and superhero Cole MacGrath. Images displayed are from my darkest days while I was dealing with having cancer as a teenager. Also, displaying are images and videos from the inFAMOUS videogame franchise (inFAMOUS and inFAMOUS 2), along w...
Darryl Richie3 months ago
CalmandStrong: The Connection Speech: 2017
Darryl C. Richie is an inspirational speaker and author looking to inspire with his story of being a two-time cancer survivor. Audiences can expect to hear how he connects his experiences and realities to the digital world of the inFAMOUS video game franchise and superhero Cole MacGrath. Images displayed are from my darkest days while I was dealing with having cancer as a teenager. Also, displaying are images and videos from the inFAMOUS video game franchise. My speech is entitled, “CalmandStron...
Rebecca Sharrock4 months ago
I Never See Facial Expressions
In an art class in high school, I drew and painted a picture of Harry Potter flying a broomstick in the Hogwarts Quidditch Stadium. When I took my completed painting to the teacher, she asked about wh...
Hope Martin4 months ago
Keep Your Heart Light
More times than I count already in my short life I have experienced the burden that is life. Times when life simply is too much. It sits on your shoulders and makes you slouch. Your stomach is not onl...
Peter Thwaites4 months ago
Come Smile With Me—Episode 1
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Living with Fibro as a Millennial
Fi·bro·my·al·gia ˌfībrōmīˈalj(ē)ə/ noun a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas. This disorder is one that causes a lot of uproa...
Alissa Budzinski4 months ago
How Disease Shapes Human History
I'm going to talk about a subject that has become revitalized in the past few years and that is the impact that disease has on us as humans. Most people do things to prevent the spread of diseases in ...