Category: Real Talk

LHON – I Won’t Forget The Day We Met

On September 24, 2013, I met you and you changed my life. My phone rang. I was a bit annoyed because I was getting ready to go out for the night. I did not have time for any chit-chat. I looked at my phone…

Empowering My Invisible Disability With A Touch Of Ink

There are many types of invisible disabilities. They are conditions I suspect many people would like to forget – even if it was just for a day. Unfortunately, that’s usually not a choice. Disabilities, seen or unseen, often come with unwanted physical and emotional…

I’m A Bad _______ – But It’s Not Because I’m Blind! | Blind Beader

I don’t know what it is, but I run across many people in my daily life who assume that blind people are super dependent on others for every little life task, or can do anything and everything extraordinarily well.  To muddy the waters even…

Are Fireworks Worth My Time – Now That I’m Legally Blind?

After the Fourth of July celebration here in the states, someone said to me, “You know, if I couldn’t see the fireworks show, I probably wouldn’t go. Is it hard for you to sit there while everyone else watches the fireworks?”. I said, “Well,…

Staying In The Fight For My Life Without Sight.

There’s been a lot of talk about mental health in the news lately. From celebrity deaths to kids who take guns to school with no plans to come out alive. You can’t help but wonder what was going through their minds. How did they…

How He Sees – A Sister's Insight Into Her Brother's Sight Loss | Shannon Elliott

    Imagine.     Imagine living your life normally and then all of a sudden losing your vision.      Imagine being 25, living on your own, working at your dream job, being seven hours away from your family and becoming legally blind. …

Doctor, I’m Going Blind. Why Won’t You Talk To Me? | Eleanor Lew

Years ago, when my nephew was a toddler, I was crouching in the kitchen, searching for something in the floor cabinet. After finding what I needed, I quickly straightened and cracked the top of my head on the opened upper cabinet door. Ouch! My little nephew…

5 Benefits Of Sharing Your Sight Loss Story

So, you’re legally blind. Were you born blind or did you lose sight at a later age? Is it a big deal in your life, or Is it easy to ignore? Has sight loss made you a stronger person? Have you broken down barriers so…

I'm So Lucky That I Don't Look Blind | Georgie Bullen

What she said. A different perspective. One that I can relate to. ~ GGB As much as we like to think that we don’t make any judgements of people before we know them, my experience is that many do unfortunately judge a book by…

20 Quotes To Help Keep Your Eye On The Prize This Year

Did you make some big resolutions as you rang in the new year? Did you promise to make hard-core changes and crush some gigantic goals? Like improve your diet, get a white cane, exercise more, read/listen to more books, go back to school, drink…

5 Things To Keep In Mind If Nobody Can Tell You're Legally Blind

Hello they areSo you’re coming out”But, you don’t LOOK blind…”, she said In an Irritated tone. The woman was sitting In a space that was saved for me at the top of the stadium bleachers at a crowded high school football game. I had asked…

Giving Up The Key Because I Couldn't See

Traveling back through your life’s timeline is easy – thanks to “Facebook memories”. Scrolling through the pictures and posts is fun and it allows you to reminisce about the good times. But, what about the not so good times? Facebook serves those up too….