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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…
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…
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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…
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-…
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…
Medical marijuana flowers on table

Pain medication, legalized marijuana and chronic illness

I spoke to Monica who lives with a rare and painful illness called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Find out how she copes with the daily problems, what medication she takes, and what it means to her to live in CA where marijuana is now completely legal.   Bild:…
Close-up of green marijuana plant

Living with medical marijuana as a German in California

What happens if you move from Germany to San Francisco without proper pain medication? You try cannabis for the first time!   If you want to read this article, it is available at: Journos From The Blog Interested in learning more…
Logo of the German Müttermagazin. Two big pink M's and two big hearts and a small one.
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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…