Chiradeep Patra, 40 years old from Cuttack, India, found himself alone, scared and coughing blood. After hospital treatment he believes God has answered his prayers to keep his wife from suffering.Read more "Coughing blood, saved by God"
Michael Santos, US, spent a decade in a maximum security facility. Gang violence was part of the routine. Administrators blocked his ambitions to study. Today Michael has been released and works to change the American prison system.Read more "Life in a maximum security prison"
At age 10, Peter was forced to pleasure men for food. As a teenager he made his roommate give him blow jobs. American couple Melissa and Randy Grant adopted him from his prostitute mother. But was saving the boy worth the damage done to the family?Read more "Family adopted sexually abused boy"
Patti Sanchez, 51, works with deaf people. A lack of hearing should not hinder them from getting a job, and it’s Patti’s mission to help companies understand that a deaf person can be a valuable work asset.Read more "Educating companies to hire deaf staff"
Religion and homosexuality can coexist. But what’s it like to grow up in a Christian environment and later realize you’re gay? How hard or easy is it to stay with the religion, and how do you break the news to your family?Read more "Growing up religious, coming out as gay"
Where do you get your energy from? Does social interaction increase it or do you crave more alone time than your friends do? In this interview London-based writer Ellen Vrana – an introvert herself – shares her personal experience.Read more "How to act around introverted people"
Are we all just big babies who can’t wait to grow up? Do we merely follow the rules of society and in the footsteps of others, desperately trying to grow into what everyone else already is? That’s the psychology theory of blogger Colisnicencu Daniel.Read more "Grow Up Proper – a big baby take on social habits"
Michele Westfall was born without hearing. So were her two sons. RAI talked to her about life, sounds and the Deaf culture.Read more "The Deaf Culture: Michele Westfall on being deaf since birth"
Barbara Brennan gave birth to a retarded son with an adult-sized head. She was advised not to get too attached to him. Instead, she took him home to love, and went on to start a business hiring people with disabilities.Read more "Barbara Brennan’s fight for disabled people"
In early 2011, their house burned down. In late 2012, a new one stood complete. This is the story of the fire, the process of moving on and the memories that can never be recovered.Read more "Things they lost in the fire"