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Black and white image of Karina, a woman with shaved head. She is wearing glitter eye shadow and red lipstick.
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Guest blog posts and podcast interviews

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.…
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…
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…
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…
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."