Category: Trending

Showing Up With Vision Loss — Even When It’s Hard

When I’m asked to speak about how I pulled myself through the hard stuff after my vision loss, I tend to start flipping through my mental photo album. An album full of throwbacks, flashbacks, and emotions. It’s a bit like Facebook Memories, with photos…

Living With LHON: Individual Struggles And Common Challenges Of Hereditary Vision Loss

Being diagnosed with a rare disease is often a bolt from the blue, and while each person’s journey is different, there are common challenges that bind patient communities together. Over the last few months, our Living with LHON features has looked at the individual stories…

Blind Reflections | Sandra Pajaro

Please Understand That I Am Confident In My Abilities To Do Things On My Own | A Blind Reflection By Sandra Pajaro The other day, I must have been wearing a sign that said, “Grab My Wrist And Pull Me!”. Oh wait, I wasn’t…

I Didn’t Expect My Driver To Admit This To Me

I am sitting here with a package of chile-lime mango slices and a cold Stella Artois beer. What motivated me to put myself at risk for heartburn and indigestion with this dicey dietary decision? My Lyft ride home tonight. That’s what. Yep. My evening…

Relying On Others | Madisyn Taylor

A deep feeling of gratitude can emerge, as we open to the experience of being helped. Most of us pride ourselves on our self-sufficiency. We like to be responsible for taking care of ourselves and pulling our own weight in the world. This is…

Things Us Blind People Really Wish You Knew | Angela Fowler

Dear Sighted Reader, First a little disclaimer: I don’t mean to offend. I’m a tell it like it is kind of girl with a wicked sense of humor, and I want to both make you think and make you laugh. With that said, here…

20 Signs You’re Successful Even If You’re Not Feelin’ It

This is not the typical blog topic you would find on my website. It isn’t centered around losing vision or living with blindness. Nope. Not this time. With 2019 being such a challenging year, I found myself gravitating towards personal growth and reflection — struggling…