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How ‘Andor’ Reminded Me of the Importance of Community Care

By Brianna Albers / 2022-12-05
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This year has been unprecedentedly good in terms of media. From season four of “Stranger Things” to the delightfully campy “Our Flag Means Death,” I’ve

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You Really Can Have Too Much of a Good Thing

By Brianna Albers / 2022-11-28
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My life flashed before my eyes. Or, to be more specific, all the meals I’ve eaten in my life flashed before my eyes.

I’d determined

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When Life Gives You Lactose Intolerance, Make Lactaid

By Brianna Albers / 2022-11-21
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With all due gravity, I informed the group chat about my latest hypothesis. “I think I might be lactose intolerant.”

“NO,” said one friend.

“NOOOOO,”

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Here’s Your Sign to Invest in an Emergency Backup Generator

By Brianna Albers / 2022-11-14
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It was about a week and a half into the “Dad has COVID-19” saga. Mom and I were surviving in every sense of the term.

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How I Got to Participate in SMA My Way’s Real Talk Panel

By Brianna Albers / 2022-11-07
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Working with the biotech company Genentech never ceases to amaze me.

Back in 2019, when Genentech representatives first reached out to me about an upcoming

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My Wheelchair Is More Than a Tool — It’s an Extension of My Mind

By Brianna Albers / 2022-10-31
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After two years of tweaking, my new wheelchair is home for good.

I think.

Most wheelchair users dread new devices. There’s the process of submitting

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When Something Feels Off, You Should Probably Pay Attention

By Brianna Albers / 2022-10-24
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You know when something is wrong, but you can’t put your finger on what, exactly, that is?

The past week has been an exercise in

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Wondering How to Use a Syringe? It Makes a Good Life Hack

By Brianna Albers / 2022-10-17
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It all started with a little pink pill.

I’m allergic to everything under the sun. Thanks to a complex, multistep treatment regimen, I more or

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Because of SMA, I Was Able to Support a Friend in Need

By Brianna Albers / 2022-10-10
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Content warning: The following contains mentions of medical trauma and death.

I knew something was wrong. But I didn’t always.

When my friend and fellow

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‘A Cherishing So Deep’: Thoughts on the Everyday

By Brianna Albers / 2022-10-03
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I hoard poems like others hoard sports trophies.

It’d be an exaggeration to say that I have a poem for every emotion under the sun.

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