Chronic Illness Support & Tips from Peer Experts

Check out our latest articles with chronic illness coping tips, support, advice, and life hacks from peer experts. Here at The Ability Toolbox, you can learn from people like you who understand what you’re going through. 


7 Signs You May Need a Power Wheelchair

Power wheelchairs are an essential mobility aid for millions of people with disabilities worldwide. Whether you're going grocery shopping, spending time with ...

Oprah Is Harming Black Women by Pushing Weight Loss Drugs and Diet Culture

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most famous women in the world. She has also had a very public battle with her body image and weight. She has even categorized her ...

What Is Ableism? Understanding Disability Discrimination & Prejudice

If you or someone you care about has a disability, you've probably experienced or witnessed ableism. Here's what you need to know about it, and what you can do ...

How Systemic Ableism Is Built Into Society, and What We Can Do About It

If you or someone you care about has a disability, you've probably quickly figured out that the world wasn't built with disabled people in mind. In fact, it ...

What Is Internalized Ableism? Tips for Overcoming Self-Stigma

If you're a disabled person who feels shame about your condition and struggles to ask for help or advocate for your rights, you may be battling one of the ...

Let’s Bust These 6 Disability Myths That Are at the Root of Ableism

Ableism -- prejudice against people with disabilities -- is rooted in disability myths and historical stigmas, some of which date back hundreds or thousands of ...

Am I Disabled? How to Know If You Have a Disability

If you've ever asked yourself, "Am I disabled?" this guide will help you determine if you have a disability and what it means for your life. If you were ...

The American Medical Association Is Finally Ditching the Racist BMI

The American Medical Association has finally acknowledged the racist roots of the BMI as a measure of healthy weight. Recently, the AMA released a statement ...

Why You Should Get Outside Whatever the Weather (Especially When You Don’t Want To)

If you live with a chronic illness or mental health condition, going outside in rainy, hot, or cold weather can be a challenge, but it has proven health ...

Studies Show Medical AI Is Racist. As a Black Woman, This Terrifies Me.

As a Black woman, medical AI scares me, and research indicates I should be afraid. When I go to the doctor, I expect to encounter a very knowledgeable ...

Empowering Self-Advocacy: Navigating Self-Diagnosis Conversations with Your Doctor

Have you ever found yourself traversing the vast landscape of online health platforms, searching for answers that resonate with your unique experiences? If so, ...

6 Things to Consider Before Moving Out-of-State with a Disability

If you have a disability and you're thinking of moving to a different state, here are five key things to consider before you rent that U-Haul. When you have a ...

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