In my blog, I’ll share with you my experiences as a chronically ill and invisibly disabled advocate and journalist.

Caitlin Hernandez, a young woman with brown, straight, shoulder-long hair and brown eyes smiles
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Firsts – Episode 2: Caitlin Hernandez

Firsts is a mini documentary series about several authors contributing to the book "Firsts - Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities" by Belo Cipriani. Please enjoy Episode 2: Caitlin Hernandez Version with closed captions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VffHRQjCkck Version…
David-Elijah Nahmod, ein Mann mit Brille und kurzen, welligen, braunen Haaren sitzt in einem Bürostuhl und trägt ein blaues Hemd.
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Firsts – Episode 1: David-Elijah Nahmod

Firsts is a mini documentary series about several authors contributing to the book "Firsts - Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities" by Belo Cipriani. Please enjoy Episode One: David-Elijah Nahmod Version with closed captions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEuDbmmLQN0 Version…
Belo Cipriani, a young man with black, short hair wears a blue shirt and black jeans and sits on stone steps in front of a sea of pink flowers. One hand lies on the back of his guide dog, a black labrador.
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Firsts – The Mini Documentary Series for Belo Cipriani

I had the honor to work with Belo Cipriani, a blind journalist, and advocate for people living with disabilities. Belo recently established a publishing house called Oleb Books whose mission is to represent disability in a respectful and honest…
Old Building of the Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco with a statue in the foreground.
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Positive Care – a short documentary

Positive Care is a short documentary about the lives of previous and current residents at Laguna Honda's Positive Care Unit in San Francisco.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTEYPmyXH5g&frags=pl%2Cwn
Denise sits in her wheelchair on a beach. She is waring ankle, knee and wrist braces. Also she wears white pants, a blue shirt and red lipstick. Her hair are red and short. In the background is the ocean and some green grass.
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30 doctors have been wrong for 12 years: The medical odyssey of Denise B.

Denise lived with excruciating pain. Her skin was covered in hematomas and no doctor could help her. It was twelve years later, when the surprising diagnosis was revealed, and it came close to salvation. Early in Denise’s life doctors…