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Two pictures. On the left is Denise B., a woman wearing a blue shirt, wrist and knee braces. She has short red hair and sits in front of a tree in the forrest. On the right is Rana T., a woman with long brown hair, who has sunglasses on her head, sitting in a park
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Misdiagnoses - an investigative article

Have you ever wondered if you are the only one who has been misdiagnosed by a medical professional in the past? In fact, you are in good company. Diagnostic errors are a global threat, but rarely do we hear about them. For this article, I interviewed…
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…
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
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:…
A bottle of Care by Design medical cannabis on a table
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Medical marijuana - a medication in CA, and a drug in Germany

Germany and the US have many apparent differences. However, the gap couldn’t be larger in terms of people discussing marijuana, especially for medical use. Uncountable patients that suffer from chronic pain live in Germany, and many of them…