humanity

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

The Brince13 days 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 Slaneya month 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 Bootha month 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 Wood2 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-Paez2 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 Benson3 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 Taylor3 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 Short3 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 Roberts4 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...
Max Fisher4 months ago
We Need to Talk About Ableism in the LGBT+ Community
I started to write this on the train home from the National Union of Students (NUS) LGBT+ Conference, a conference where access needs were repeatedly ignored, the catering was sub-par at best, and a m...
Emily Frank4 months ago
Selling My Body?
We've all heard the stories of college kids selling plasma to make ends meet; well people, that's my story. Unfortunately, my part time job wasn't cutting it when it came to rent, tuition, groceries, ...
Angel Mann5 months ago
Autism Friends and Family Camp
Being an adult with autism, who is on the higher end of the spectrum as far as independence goes, is a unique experience. Here is how I sometimes try to explain it to people. Imagine that you have a c...
Amy McMillan5 months ago
Deaf Girl in a Noisy World
Hey! Welcome back to another rambling post of mine... As I'm writing this, it is 2:30 AM on a Friday morning. Unfortunately, I'm still suffering from shingles and up late thinking about creative and e...
Kayla Babb5 months ago
Haven't You Heard?
Haven't you heard? I doubt you have. Most haven't. It’s such a rare disease that only one out of five thousand babies are born with this congenital disease. My brother? He’s one of them. John had surg...
Elena Willson6 months ago
Bridging the Gap Between Disabled Rights and Reality
It’s a worrying fact that in 2018, we as a society are still wondering what we can do to help the disabled. On the bright side, at least the public is aware there is much more to be achieved with this...
Katie Pevreall6 months ago
Morrisons Announce Nationwide 'Quiet Hour' to Cater to Needs of Autistic Shoppers
In a bid to create a more welcoming shopping space for those with autism, national UK supermarket Morrisons has pledged to introduce a ‘quieter hour’ every week in all of their stores. Between 9am and...
Alyson Worrell6 months ago
Not Taking Things Personally
Learning to not taking anything personally will and has been the hardest agreement for me to master fully because I am a people pleaser, super emotional, and want to be "good" enough for every single ...
M&B Musings6 months ago
Let There Be Light
The place was akin to a terrestrial purgatory. When I eventually gained the courage to trudge up to the abandoned reception desk and shakily sign my name and the time in a binder with crumpled pages, ...