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23 Realities That People With Chronic Illnesses Want You To Understand

Just because we’re not complaining 24/7 about our pain doesn’t mean it’s not there.

These Wounded Servicemen And Women Competing At The Invictus Games Talked About What Inspires Them

"Being involved with others to try and achieve one goal, pretty much like how it was in the military."

This Artist Reimagined Disney Princesses With Service Dogs And It's Totally Heartwarming

"Having a disability is not tragic or shameful or problematic — it's a part of being human and something many of us do or will experience."

This Store Replaced Buttons And Zips With Velcro For Its New Clothing Line For Kids With Disabilities

“Design for inclusivity. Design for minority. That is where brands need to go.”

This Woman Was Stranded In A Train Carriage For More Than Two Hours Because Her Wheelchair Wouldn't Fit

"It’s frustrating and it’s embarrassing," Dr Hannah Barham-Brown, who travelled from Leeds to London, told BuzzFeed News.



When You Have Crohn's Disease, Public Bathrooms Can Be A Nightmare

For people with decreased mobility or gastrointestinal diseases, public bathrooms are often too poorly designed to be depended on.

This Is What It's Like To Write A Book When You Communicate Only With Your Eyes

"What you see on the outside is not what is necessarily going on on the inside."

Unspeakable: An Autistic Woman’s Family Says The State Exposed Her To Sexual Abuse

Residents in homes for people with developmental disabilities are rarely taught how to report abuse, despite being at high risk of experiencing it.

The Rock’s New Movie Has Sparked A Debate About Disability Representation In Hollywood

The Rock plays a security consultant who has a prosthetic leg.

Karamo From "Queer Eye" Stood Up For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Fans Because He’s Just The Best

"Deaf & HOH people should have the same experience as everyone else!"

The Home Office Has Kept Disabled People In The Dark About Their Rights To Asylum In Britain For Nearly Three Years

Exclusive: Disabled people are vulnerable to being deported to countries where they're persecuted without even realising they're eligible for sanctuary in Britain.

Caste Broke Our Hearts And Love Cannot Put Them Back Together

I had been trained to know what good looks are (Brahmin) and what good queerness is (English-speaking).

What It Is Like To Live With Mental Illness In India

There is so much about mental illness that is not just unseen, but hopelessly misunderstood by the law, people, and Indian society.

How Selena Gomez’s Public Battle With Illness Helped Me Fight Mine

I was diagnosed with a life-altering autoimmune disease at 18. Every single day has been a struggle since. But whenever Selena drops a catchy new single, looking like the million bucks that she does, I find hope.

How One Mother Took On The System For Her Disabled Son And Won

Adam Payne, 12, has profound physical and developmental disabilities and major work was needed on his social housing home if he was to continue living there. After nine years of fighting, and after having to be separated from his family, he will finally be given the money. This is the full story.

TV Depictions Of Disability Have Come A Long Way

Shows like Speechless and Switched at Birth have helped shift portrayals of disabled characters who have historically been depicted as pity-evoking “Tiny Tims” and vengeful “Captain Ahabs.” But there's still room for improvement.

The Chancellor Suggested Disabled Workers Had Lowered UK Productivity And These Disabled People Are Very Pissed Off

"This is part of a bigger story, a war against disabled people, and comments like this will keep appearing until the government starts treating us like human beings."

My Sister Sidhi

Disability exists, in large part, because so much of our world is inaccessible to people with slightly altered needs.

Disabled People Are Being Let Down On Transport By The Government, This Group Of MPs Has Said

Awareness training for bus, train, and taxi drivers should be set out in law, the equalities committee said.

A Study Says This Disability Assessment Is Making People Ill With Stress Or Anxiety

Rob Jaques, 37, who has Parkinson's, told BuzzFeed News he found being turned down for the government's controversial personal independence payment very stressful.

A Mom Has Been Charged For Killing The Teenage Daughter She Placed For Adoption As A Baby

The girl's remains were found in a burn pit and a meat grinder was found on the property.

The Science Is Clear: Hitting Kids Makes It Harder For Them To Learn, Not Easier

Kids who are taught with violence are more likely to become adults with mental issues and lower IQs.

Disabled People Say They Are Still Being Denied Priority Spaces On Buses Despite A High Court Ruling

Transport for All told BuzzFeed News they still hear many shocking cases of wheelchair users being denied access to buses every day.

A Day In The Life Of A Student With 24-Hour Social Care

“They are not just my carers. In some ways they are my friend, my mum, they are everything wrapped in one.”

10 Things You Learn When You Go Backpacking In A Wheelchair

One drunken decision and a year and a half of planning later, I set off with my friend Steph for the trip of a lifetime.

15 People Told Us Their Stories Of Disability Discrimination At Work

In the UK, it's against the law to discriminate against an employee because of a disability, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

How "The Last Leg" Went From Joking About The Paralympics To Taking On The Government Over Disability Cuts

“With great power comes great responsibility,” Adam Hills told BuzzFeed News. “I’m like a disabled Spider-Man; I was bitten by a radioactive prosthesis.”

This Teenager Had To Use Crowdfunding And 8 Different Charities To Get The Wheelchair He Needed. Here’s Why.

A BuzzFeed News investigation also reveals that 96% of areas are failing to supply wheelchairs within the 18 weeks guaranteed by the NHS constitution.

These People Lost Their Blue Badges But Their Parents Are Fighting To Get Them Back

"The government just moved the goalposts and didn’t bother to tell anybody."

I'm An Autistic Lesbian, And No, I Don't Wish I Were "Normal"

Why should I want to like men? Why should I wish my brain worked like everyone else’s?

This Disabled Man Is Married To A Full-Time Nurse But They Had So Little They Had To Go To A Food Bank

New research shows that half of all families using food banks have a disabled member.

This Letter From A Boy Who's Blind Thanking Nintendo For His Favorite Game Will Leave You In Tears

"I cannot see with my eyes, but I have always wanted to play games, just like everybody else."

Share Your Experiences Of Disability Discrimination In The Workplace

Have you lost your job, been passed over for promotion, or failed to be hired due to a mental or physical disability? We want to hear your stories.

A Disabled Woman Was Trapped On The Tube Despite Being At An "Accessible" Station

"I simply began to cry," Lucy Webster told BuzzFeed News. "No one should be made to feel that their body makes them unworthy of the treatment afforded to everyone else."

How Having A Disability Influenced My Queer Dating Life

These days, I hardly ever think about my disability when it comes to dating. But it hasn't always been easy.

27 Breakup Letters To Your Migraines

"I still can't forgive you for making me puke Panera mac and cheese."

Thoughts You Have While Dating In A Wheelchair

"Heels or boots? Heels! I'm not walking in these bitches anyway."

Meet The Actor With A Disability Who Is Helping To Transform A Classic Play

In Sam Gold’s new production of The Glass Menagerie, newcomer Madison Ferris is playing Laura with strength and resilience, as well as a visible mobility disability.

I’m Trans, Disabled, And Tired Of Fighting To Get Into Bathrooms

After growing up with a disability, I thought being excluded from public restrooms was a relic of my past, not a part of my — and thousands of other trans people’s — futures.

Eurostar Tried To Charge This Woman An Extra "Luggage" Fee For Her Wheelchair

Disabled people are being stranded, humiliated, and misinformed on British transport despite legislation promising to do the opposite, BuzzFeed News can reveal.

People With Anxiety And Depression Really Don't Want The Government To Cut Their Disability Payments

People living with mental health problems say proposed reforms to disability payments should not go ahead.

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