Hawk's-Eye View - a Column by Hawken Miller

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Hawken is a recent graduate from the University of Southern California and a young journalist with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He has previously worked for the Washington Post, Sacramento Bee, KTLA 5 News and at USC Annenberg Media. When not writing columns, he’s reporting on rare disease-related news for the publisher of this website, BioNews.

Why I’m Taking a Break From Playing Video Games

I’m a self-described gamer, and proud of it, but lately I’ve realized I’ve probably been playing too much. Two weeks ago, during online church services, we talked about fasting, including from things beyond food, such as social media and TV. That raised the question with me of why not trying…

Why Freelancing Works for My Life With Duchenne

Since my internship at The Washington Post, I’ve done freelance work at outlets ranging from The Forward, a Jewish-focused website, to Dot Esports, and of course, BioNews, the publisher of Muscular Dystrophy News. In the past year and a half, I’ve realized that working for…

It’s Time to Spread Some Holiday Cheer

Christmas is upon us, and for many, it might not even feel like the holiday season at all. We’ve been forced to stay away from family, our finances are tight, and uncertainty lingers about how 2021 will unfold. For me, being cooped up…

How to Avoid a Fall

Having Duchenne muscular dystrophy is scary for a number of reasons. High up on that list is experiencing a fall. That’s especially true for those who have been on steroids for many years. Our bones aren’t as strong because of it. For those of…

How I’m Getting Out of My 2020 Funk

If 2020 hasn’t been a challenging year for you, that’s great news. But for me, like many others, this year has been a lesson in overcoming adversity, whether it’s due to sheltering in place from COVID-19, losing a job, or facing a mental…

What I Learned About Life From My Dog

On Sept. 29, part of my life was lost. My dog, Gus, who had been a staple of the Miller family household for 13 years, left the world. To where, we can only guess, but he left parts of his odd personality with us and gave us memories we…