Fitness

Why Mikaela Shiffrin’s First-Ever World Cup Win in the Alpine Skiing Super-G Event Is so Impressive

On Sunday, Olympic alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin won her first-ever World Cup gold in the super giant slalom (super-G), event. With the win, the 23-year-old phenom became one of only seven women in history to clinch World Cup gold across all five disciplines of the sport—slalom, giant slalom, downhill, super-G, and the combined—joining the ranks […]

Health

Disabled People With Chronic Health Issues Face A World Of Inaccessibility

I visit my pain doctor on a monthly basis. Sometimes I get trigger point injections ― shots of lidocaine into my muscles to stop them from spasming, a frequent occurrence due to my degenerative collagen disorder. Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome also causes my joints to frequently dislocate, randomly and without warning, causing severe and constant pain. […]