Tag: blind girl

8 Things You Shouldn’t Assume About A Blind Person At Social Gatherings

I understand it’s hard to know how to accommodate or communicate with someone who has little to no vision. I didn’t know about any of this “blind etiquette” stuff until I lost much of my own vision 3 years ago. I’ve always enjoyed going…

The Emotional Impact of Going Blind and Living with LHON

Starting in 2013, there has been an annual LHON Conference held in conjunction with the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation’s “Mitochondrial Medicine” Symposium. With much thanks to Lissa Poincenot for bringing me on as her trusty sidekick in 2014, I help plan and organize this…

I Do It More Than Your Average Girl

  There are a lot of frustrations in life. But let me tell you…. It goes to a whole ‘nother level when you have to adjust to an unexpected life.  A blind life. I got a list of frustrations going in my pretty little…

That four letter word… C. A. N. E!

So, THAT four letter word has come up. I had the “CANE” chat at my last doctor’s appointment. Of course, my mind started the fight immediately …. Hold UP! I don’t need a cane, I don’t want to carry a cane, I’m not THAT blind!…

Ready Or Not… I’m Comin’ Out!

Last year was an extremely difficult one. I think it’s time to come out. Come out of the “blind closet” and talk about it. As Donna Summer put it, “I’m comin’ out. I want the world to know, got to let it show. There’s…