The following articles are meant to give you an impression of my skills as a journalist.

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Why disabled journalists should report on disability - Columbia Journalism Review

"Disability reporting needs to improve, and the solution is simple: we need more journalists with disabilities in newsrooms."
Two pictures. On the left is Denise B., a woman wearing a blue shirt, wrist and knee braces. She has short red hair and sits in front of a tree in the forrest. On the right is Rana T., a woman with long brown hair, who has sunglasses on her head, sitting in a park
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Misdiagnoses - an investigative article

Have you ever wondered if you are the only one who has been misdiagnosed by a medical professional in the past? In fact, you are in good company. Diagnostic errors are a global threat, but rarely do we hear about them. For this article, I interviewed…
Belo Cipriani smiles brightly. He has short black hair and blue eyes and wears a black shirt.
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News pieces for The Mighty

As an editorial intern at The Mighty I also wrote news pieces. The following article is about blind journalist and advocate Belo Cipriani who just opened a new publishing house by and for people with disabilities. Disability Advocate Belo…
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Newsletter for The Mighty

Part of my work for The Mighty included creating the weekly Ehlers-Danlos syndrome newsletter. Here are some examples:  EDS Newsletter September 20 EDS Newsletter September 27 Epilepsy Newsletter October 2 EDS Newsletter October…
Screenshot of an article called "23 Consequences Of Misdiagnosis People With EDS Had to Deal With"
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Call-out articles for The Mighty

The following are my pieces based on what the community shared with The Mighty. Many people living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome need to apply for disability benefits at some point of their journey. This is what they wished the people who decide…
Karina wears a red The Mighty Shirt and a blue flower in her short, brown hair. She is smiling.
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Internship at The Mighty

During September 2018, I had the great pleasure to work as a temporary staff member for The Mighty, the largest online magazine for people living with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The Mighty shares articles written by authors that have…
Christoph Glötzner racing down a hill in a blue skiing outfit with a red helmet and a scarf covering his whole face.
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Christoph races through life on one leg.

When the helicopter circled over the area on June 13, 2007, the residents knew something terrible must have happened. However, nobody would have guessed what a three-year-old had to endure right at this moment. The accident The child…
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…
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Collaborative Work: Journos From The Blog

In 2018, I started to study "international journalism" at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. For my first assignment in the cross-platform module, I was part of a group project with five other students from all around the world.  Let…
A bottle of Care by Design medical cannabis on a table
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Medical marijuana - a medication in CA, and a drug in Germany

Germany and the US have many apparent differences. However, the gap couldn’t be larger in terms of people discussing marijuana, especially for medical use. Uncountable patients that suffer from chronic pain live in Germany, and many of them…
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"Why can’t I just stay in bed?" - Seeing life through the eyes of a chronically ill child

Seeing the world through the eyes of a child helps some grown-ups to change their attitude towards life, but what happens if this child lives with a severe chronic illness and endures obstacles many adults never have to bear. Marlon* is eight…
This picture shows a young boy standing on a skiing slope with a ski on his one remaining leg. Additionally, he has two supportive smaller skis on his arms. He has red cheeks, wears a helmet and smiles
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Skiing pro Christoph races downhill on one leg

Neumarkt resident Christoph Glötzner was in an accident when he was only three years old. His dream: Attending the Paralympics someday. For eight years Christoph has been racing downhill on one leg. The 13-year-old explains how he has learned…