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You Owe Him Nothing

Would a Tamagotchi have done the trick? Áine asks. In this piece, she deals with her experiences of people who don't take "no" for an answer.

Aine Kelly-Costello
Aine Kelly-Costello
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You deserve to be seen

Bri Scalesse is based in New York City and was one contributor to our first long form article this year. In this piece, Bri shares her journey to become a disabled model.

Brianna Scalesse
Brianna Scalesse
Lived experiences

How I discovered disability pride

My journey to discover disability pride was like entering the unknown. Here's what I learnt.

Pieta Bouma
Pieta Bouma
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This hurts

Henrietta Bollinger explores the experience of her period as a disabled person.

Henrietta Bollinger
Henrietta Bollinger
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Finding my place and learning to assert my rights: Growing up disabled in Bangladesh

Afsana Rahman is a young disabled woman who lives in Bangladesh. She is a long-time friend of Dr. Roberta Francis, who is part of the reason that Amplify exists today. Afsana shares with us her journey to assert her rights and find her place.

Afsana Rahman
Afsana Rahman
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Reconciling faith and disability: my journey through Ramadan

Latifa Daud found that Ramadan helped her come to terms with her identity as a disabled person.

Latifa Daud
Latifa Daud
Lived experiences

Kaua e whakakoha i au, he hauā noa nōku

Kiringāua recently shared with Viva his thoughts that “Disability does not stop you from having a voice.” In this piece, he shares his views about being labeled inspiring.

Kiringāua Cassidy
Kiringāua Cassidy
Lived experiences

Turn Me On: Navigating sex after a spinal cord injury

When Claire Freeman became a wheelchair user at age 17 – the questions she had about how she might enjoy sex were dismissed – and she was made to feel like that part of her life was over. In this piece she flips the script.

Claire Freeman
Claire Freeman