In the acclaimed new film Sound of Metal, Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Rogue One) portrays Ruben, a professional drummer in a heavy metal band who finds his life completely upended when he begins to lose his hearing in the middle of a cross-country tour. The film explores his journey towards acceptance of his hearing impairment not as a disability but as a new way of living.
Kelly had been thrilled when she first found out she was pregnant when she was 36. She was less excited when she realized she’d be giving birth during a pandemic. The thought of raising a child in the middle of a global health crisis only compounded the normal pressures that everyone faces when starting a family.
Ellen, 40, has been dealing with severe neuropathy (nerve damage) in her feet and legs for several years. So far, it has been manageable and she is grateful that she’s been able to keep her job with the city government, especially because of the additional medical benefits it provides.