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#AbleismusTötet: Violence against people with disabilities

What is #AbleismusTötet? #AbleismusTötet is a project initiated by the German disability rights organization AbilityWatch e. V. to uncover all cases of violence against people with disabilities in German care homes. In April 2021, four…
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Speeches & Interviews

Speech at my film screening @ Chapman University https://vimeo.com/385576868 Interviews Podcast with Linda Bluestein and EDS Awareness https://www.chronicpainpartners.com/webinar/we-are-visible-podcast/ Volunteer…
A screenshot of a zoom call with Ian Harding (left), a man with short brown hair and a full beard, and Karina Sturm (right), a woman with shaved brown hair and large, leaf-shaped earrings.
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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 photo of Jade, a young girl with shoulder-long, blonde hair and a tube up her nose. She faces towards her left hand in which she holds part of her IV
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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’…
Cassandra, a woman with long, black hair is buying pharmacy productsTrust me, I'm Sick
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Working for Ability Magazine

I have the great honor to be working with Ability Magazine, one of my favorite publications by and for people with disabilities. Some of my work: Director Sarah Stewart and her all-female crew gave great insight into many of the…
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…
Winner Certificate: Festigious Winner, September 2019, International Film Festival, Los Angeles, Honorable Mention: Student Film (Feature), presented to: Karina Ulrike Sturm. We Are Visible
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We Are Visible – Film Awards, Competitions, and Festivals

'We Are Visible,' my first feature-length film about people living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome all across the globe was accepted into smaller film competitions and awards. Look how well my documentary did. Los Angeles Film Awards September…
Filmed from the end of a room. In front of the room is a large screen showing 'We Are Visible', Karina's film about Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.Jürgen Grunert
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What people say about ‘We Are Visible’

Writers, Journalists & Disability Advocates Caitlin Hernandez This engaging, poignant film captures the triumphs, trials, and truths experienced by several different people living with the same condition. Viewers will come to…
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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…
Screenshot of the Columbia Journalism Review website. A picture of a laptop, pencil and paper, and der text: "Why disabled journalists should report on disability" can be seen.
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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."