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GGB Mini | Today Is My 5th Blind Birthday – Here Are 5 Things I’ve Figured Out Along The Way

Today is my 55th birthday and it’s also my 5th blind birthday. I’ve learned many, many things about myself and the blind world after becoming legally blind 5 years ago. I had every intention of writing a big, long, detailed blog about it. Yep….

Blind Reflections | Alison Fordham

A Tattoo Tribute To My Mom | A Blind Reflection By Alison Fordham In 2016, my Mom lost her vision. First in one eye, and then the other. After endless appointments, testing, and waiting for many months, she was diagnosed with LHON. She is…

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,…

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…

Things I Didn’t Want To Hear In The Early Stages Of My Vision Loss

You find out that a friend or family member was just diagnosed with a condition that causes permanent vision loss. They have been told there is no current treatment or cure. They may be in crisis, totally devastated, or in shock and denial by…

Talk Before You Touch – Advice On Greeting A Blind Person

Don’t we all want more pleasure and less pain in our lives? More amazing and less annoying? More personal space and less in-your-face? Did I hear a “Hell yeah!”? I thought so. Well, me too! I’m feeling the need to help you understand why…

5 Things Blind People Shouldn't Have To Justify To Anyone

I have learned that when I feel the need to justify myself, some part of me is almost always of the opinion that others must be right and I must be wrong. Defending, explaining, and justifying my choices as a blind person is something…

You Can’t Replace A Face

I miss my family and friends so much. They didn’t go anywhere…. In fact, I see many of them everyday. There IS something different about them. There IS something different about me. The difference is that I’m legally blind and their faces do not…