You have a voice. You have a story. And now we hope you’ll take this opportunity to use your voice to share your story with other people like you! If you’re willing to write about your life, your challenges, and what you know, we would be honored to work with you to help your story reach thousands of readers who need your knowledge and inspiration. No pressure. No deadlines. Just the opportunity to reach out into the world with your words.

We know it can be hard to believe, but if you’ve made it to this blog, chances are you’ve done extraordinary things – you have worked hard to be who you are. Maybe you have a chronic illness or a disability or a history of medical challenges. Maybe your brain seems like it’s out to get you sometimes. But the fact is that you’re not alone with these struggles and telling your story can inspire other young people with challenges to stay strong. If you’re here and still writing despite the things you’ve been through, then maybe you can shine a light on the path through these challenges for others who can’t imagine what comes next in their lives.

And the thing about writing is that it can help force you to grow too. By using writing to look at these things you know, you can make them solid – you can figure out what you really feel and what you really think. Writing can help you help yourself, while helping others.

Join the community. Put your fingers to the keys. And send your ideas, stories, thoughts, or questions to our blog guru, Garth. He’ll get in touch with you about next steps.

Garth Sundem
Garth Sundem is science writer, author, father, and manager of this site's blog. Find him at