humanity

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

Ellie Hearn2 years ago
What It's Like to Have Cancer Before You Are 25
In the 90s scientists at the National Institute of Health discovered that our brains reach their peak size around the age of 12 and then start shrinking and changing until our mid-twenties. This infor...
Competitive Pain
Pain. Whether it’s emotional, mental or physical, pain has the ability to take over our entire existence. As one of the millions of people who suffer from chronic pain and a slew of other health issue...
Yessenia Ivone2 years ago
Millennial with Invisible Illness
When you turn 21, your expectation is to get your "adult ID" and go to clubs and bars with your friends, drink on a Thursday even if you have to wake up at 5 AM the next day for work. Unfortunately, m...
Carol Jax2 years ago
To Love With Death
Recently, I completed a course to be a Death Doula. What that means is that I can sit with dying people in hospice, or at home. I can work with families, while they are preparing for the death of a lo...
Queen James2 years ago
Surviving Surviving
No one taught me how to be handicapped. How am I supposed to be something I was never taught to see? When I was a girl eating bologna sandwiches and watching the history channel instead of cartoons on...
Rachel Bonyai2 years 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 Insider2 years 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 Montaño2 years 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 Chatman2 years 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 Pergis2 years 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...
n vash2 years 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 House2 years 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 Hauprich2 years 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 B2 years 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 B2 years 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 Richie2 years 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 Richie2 years 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...