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In conversation with Ian Harding: actor, author, activist

In my role as journalist for ABILITY Magazine and as advocate for the Ehlers-Danlos community, the German organization Chronisch Cool contacted me and connected me to Ian Harding, better known as Ezra Fitz in Pretty Little Liars. Ian is…
Black and white image of Karina, a woman with shaved head. She is wearing glitter eye shadow and red lipstick.
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Raising awareness for EDS: Karina is a guest in several podcasts and blogs!

Ehlers-Dan… What? Most people - and sometimes even medical professionals - do not know how to spell Ehlers-Danlos syndrome at all, let alone that they would know anything about the various symptoms that are associated with the rare illness.…
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Interview with The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing actress and advocate Jameela Jamil for ABILITY Magazine. Jameela Jamil is an advocate for social justice, body neutrality, LGBTQ rights, and for a while now, she has also been using her public…
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Watch ‘We Are Visible’ online ON DEMAND

My documentary film ‘We Are Visible,’ featuring people living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome all across the globe, is now available ON DEMAND. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, most events and film screenings for ‘We Are Visible’…
Brandon stands outside his apartment with his fist in the air, making a serious face. His t-shirt has Chuck Norris, mid-kick. Chuck's speech bubble on the shirt says "Chuck Norris Always Lives Offensively!"Cheryl Green
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‘Who Am I To Stop It’ – Disability Film Review

One benefit of being a disabled journalist and filmmaker is the passion every member of the community we serve shows for our cause: the accurate representation of disability in media. And as part of this community, I often have the privilege…
Karina, a woman with short black hair and a flower in her hair sits at a podium and answers questions for the audience.Karina Sturm
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Impressions: We Are Visible at Chapman University in Orange, CA

We Are Visible Filmscreening at Chapman University in Orange, CAProf. Beth Haller & Filmmaker Karina Sturm I had the great honor to present my film followed by a short Q&A at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Organized by social…
Lucas and Lotte, two young children, are in their classroom playing on a table. Lucas has blonde hair and wears a red "car" shirt, and Lotte has blonde, long hair bound to a ponytail and wears a white shirt.Karina Sturm
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Press about ’We Are Visible’

Interviews and Podcasts: EDS Awareness Podcast with Dr. Linda Bluestein I had the honor to be interviewed by Dr. Linda Bluestein, an EDS expert for a podcast featured by EDS Awareness. In this interview, we discuss the challenges of making…
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FAQs – We Are Visible

What can I expect of ’We Are Visible’? ’We Are Visible’ is a student film and part of my journalism degree's MA thesis. I am also disabled and live with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and related conditions myself. As part of my program,…
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Screening Events ’We Are Visible’ – Ehlers-Danlos Documentary

I am inviting the Ehlers-Danlos community to join me for several screenings of my feature-length film ’We Are Visible,’ which shows a variety of people living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and related conditions all around the globe.  We…
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We Are Visible – Trailers

Many of the people who know me well would tell you that I am not a person that can do ”short.” I like to talk a lot, prefer to write long articles - the more words, the better, and love to involve more than one person in order to show a…
Karina, a woman with short, brown hair looks into the nothingness. She sits on stairs in the nature and is seen in profile. She wears four earrings. One of those is a dolphin, and the other one a turtle. Additionally, she wears a white-blue scarf around her neck brace.Karina Sturm
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”Nothing about us without us!” – Producing ’We Are Visible’

My film We Are Visible, a feature-length documentary about people living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome all around the globe, is in its final production phase, and it would be the time to release a trailer now.   However, putting together…
A collage of 9 teenage and adult women and two children who are all contributors of the film We Are Visible
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Ehlers-Danlos documentary: Meet the people involved

We Are Visible is a documentary film about people all around the world living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Today, I invite you to meet the main contributors of my film. Ashley & Sophia  Ashley Ashley is a mom of two, and they…