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Jon Murray — The Reality of Reality TV

Television producer and Emmy winner Jonathon Murray is widely recognized for launching the reality TV genre. Back in 1992, he and his late business partner, Mary-Ellis Bunim, threw together a handful of strangers and filmed what would become The Real World, now the longest running reality TV show ever. Its success would spawn a ... Read more

The Seven Year Itch — Long Haul Paul Fighting MS

One of the lesser reported symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis is itching. It can occur anywhere on the body, and is caused by damage to the nerves in the brain or spinal cord, specifically the nerves that transmit signals to the area of the body that is screaming to be scratched. The skin that is ... Read more

The World at the Tip of the Tongue — Gao Guangli, Mouth Origami

Gao Guangli, a 29-year-old native born with cerebral palsy in Tushanqiao Village of Jiaxiang County, Jining City, Shandong Province, set a Guinness world record in 2017 when he folded a paper boat with his mouth in 3 minutes and 34 seconds. Again in 2019, he snatched a national championship on Beyond Show, a Chinese ... Read more

‘Donna on the Go’ by Donna Russo and Peggy Lane

Donna Russo and Peggy Lane make up one of those dynamic duos only made in Hollywood. Donna is a dancer and actress; Peggy Lane is a Producer and Director. Together they have created a web series, Donna on the Go, which is based on Donna’s lived experience and Peggy’s observed experience. This web series, ... Read more

Wendy Lu — From Graduate to Advocate

Google “Wendy Lu” (seriously, google “Wendy Lu”) and the first result will be “proud disabled woman”. (So will the second, third and fourth!) It’s who she is and, along with her talent, what she brings to her passion, journalism. ABILITY Magazine met Lu after a recent trip to Abu Dhabi, in a lead up ... Read more

Breaking the Mold — Ashley Fiolek

Whew, hot summer so far! Florida has been sweltering, but I still love it here. My family and I kicked off the summer by heading down to Orlando and hitting up some hotels, so we could hang out at the amusement parks. Universal opened up a new “economy” hotel and we wanted to check ... Read more

Humor Therapy — Calling Them Out

I’m really starting to believe I’m a very popular person. I must get twenty calls a day. My phone has never rung so much in my life. I used to get excited when the phone rang. Maybe it was an old friend I hadn’t talked to in years; or an ex-girlfriend realizing her mistake ... Read more

Kate Linder more than the Young and the Restless

“Dinner is served.” is the line that began Kate Linder’s nearly four decades-long career as a daytime television star on the much loved Young and the Restless. Linder’s love for acting began as a child with skits in history class and followed her to higher education, which was filled with dramatic studies and stage ... Read more

Camerone Parker — A New Fashion Statement: Never Give Up!

Camerone Parker delivers this message with grace and gusto. Having lived a relatively normal life, she was ‘discovered’ at age 21 and has become a top Supermodel proudly represented by the famed FORD Modeling Agency. Since then her life has been anything but normal, jet-setting all over the world, walking the runway, and appearing ... Read more

Ouch — Pain in the Back

By most accounts, low back pain is the leading cause of lost work time in the US, and perhaps in much of the developed world. In the early days of the Industrial Revolution, at least one physician associated the malady with the “back-breaking” work of railroad construction, and described the condition as “Railway Spine.” ... Read more