What's The Good, The Bad, and The Not So Nifty About Going Blind at 50?

So, what’s the good, the bad, and the not so nifty about going blind at 50? Oh, I CAN tell you! How much time do you have? An hour, or two, or twenty? Ha ha! Well, last week I spoke with Tara Briggs, the host of “Ability Stories” Podcast. We had a great conversation, which made not one, but TWO great podcast episodes for your listening pleasure!

Tara contacted me a week or so after I published my last blog, “Thoughts for my child Who now has a blind parent”. Being a blind parent herself, she wanted to hear my story and possibly talk a little bit about this recent blog post, which had created some chaos in the blind community. I’m always happy to be a part of any podcast interview…I’m not shy. I know! No shock there! But, I made it very clear that I was not interested in any heated debate on the capabilities of blind parents. Nope , nope, noopity, nope. She assured me that that was not her intention, although, it was THAT blog post that caught her attention! After a few more messages… I agreed to do the interview.

Tara was born blind and I was not. That difference between us made for a meaningful discussion. It’s good stuff, so be sure to listen!! MANY thanks to Tara Briggs for her open mind and kind heart.♥️ 

Here is the 2 part GGB interview on Ability Stories: Discussing the Successes, Challenges, and Stories of People With Disabilities In their Own Words.





To find more stories with Tara Briggs, please visit: Ability Stories Podcast

2 Comments on “What's The Good, The Bad, and The Not So Nifty About Going Blind at 50?

  1. What a fantastic interview! I’m glad you got to clear the air about your last blog post. I still can’t believe you had to endure so much harsh criticism for your words. But you are amazing, you are resilient, and you still have a lot to say that is inspiring and educational for a lot of us. I love you for putting yourself out there, I know it can be a vulnerable place to be.


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