Sam E. Rubin ist ein junger Mann der vor einem Gemälde sitzt, die eine Katze zeigt. Er blickt nach unten und hat grüne Augen mit langen Wimpern. Sein Haar ist braun und wellig, sein Hemd kartiert.
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Firsts - Episode 3: Sam E. Rubin

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 3: Sam E. Rubin Version with closed captions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYt3ehUk-54 Version…
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…
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…
The Mighty Logo showing white letters on red background
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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…
Karina is holding a sign saying: Yes, we care!

Yes, we care! - A campaign for children with rare diseases

The Care-for-Rare Foundation contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I wanted to join their new campaign. Of course, I wanted to! And I would like to recommend this project to you. Why? Because the Care-for-Rare Foundation is committed to…
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
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…
Butterfly which is a lateral cut through the spinal cord as well. It is striped like a zebra.

German Podcast

My German podcast contains interviews with people living with disabilities and chronic illnesses, as well as with medical professionals. If you speak German, check out the ”5-questions-for” interview series: https://www.holy-shit-i-am-…