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Is "Blind" A Bad Word?

I recently had one of those random encounters with a stranger that got me thinking. Thinking about the comfort – actually, the discomfort, that some people have when it comes to saying the word “blind”. Is “blind” a bad word? Based on my past,… Continue Reading “Is "Blind" A Bad Word?”

The Beauty Of Resiliency In A Life After Sight Loss

Few things have such a huge impact on happiness and the enjoyment, depth, and fun of life as the friendships we have. It could be the friendships with people in our community, workplace, gym, or school. Close friendships can evolve with the people we’ve known… Continue Reading “The Beauty Of Resiliency In A Life After Sight Loss”

The Girl Gone Blind Podcast Collection

A podcast collection? Yes, I just put it together! This collection contains interesting, insightful, and incredible conversations I’ve had with some fantastic people from many parts of the world. Although you can find links to a plethora of podcasts, and other good stuff, under… Continue Reading “The Girl Gone Blind Podcast Collection”

Blind Reflections | Steven Reed

Reflecting on one of the best years of my life | A Blind Reflection by Steven Reed Today is my parents 46th wedding anniversary. It also happens to be the 3rd anniversary of the diagnosis of my sight loss condition, LHON, so it’s a… Continue Reading “Blind Reflections | Steven Reed”

Be A Badass… Because You Never Know Who’s Watching

Kids are like sponges that absorb every attitude, approach and response they see from their parents or other adults as they go about their daily lives. Kids watch us as we laugh until we cry, face our fears, dance like divas, fight battles like… Continue Reading “Be A Badass… Because You Never Know Who’s Watching”

Blind Reflections | Jonathan Dator

From losing independence to gaining a life worth living | A Blind reflection by Jonathan Dator 14 years ago today I woke up with perfect 20/20 vision, played some basketball, and when I hopped into my Audi a4 that I was completely in love… Continue Reading “Blind Reflections | Jonathan Dator”

There's More To A Person Than Meets My Eyes

I get asked a lot of questions about what I can, (or can’t), see. It’s okay… I don’t mind. One question I’ve been asked is “if you’re looking right at me, what can you see?” To answer, I go into the usual spiel and explain… Continue Reading “There's More To A Person Than Meets My Eyes”

My Mom Went Blind and My Life Began To Unwind | Molly Johnson

Being 14 years old already sucks enough or at least I thought it did. Then throw in your mom going blind within a matter of 8 months…it was more than this young teenager wanted to deal with. Adding that into my melting pot of… Continue Reading “My Mom Went Blind and My Life Began To Unwind | Molly Johnson”

One of a Special Kind – A Poem about Girl Gone Blind

I was so incredibly flattered when RNIB Connect Radio’s favorite poet in residence, Linda Raskin, gave me a shout out on air. She wrote this sassy little poem about GGB, and  I just could not keep it to myself! It’s brilliant!  ONE OF A SPECIAL… Continue Reading “One of a Special Kind – A Poem about Girl Gone Blind”

60 Heartfelt Thoughts To Pick You Up When You Feel Down

“I can’t go to the grocery store (or any store) by myself anymore. I need someone to read things to me and help find different items for me. The different checkers, who have become my friends, have started to notice that I am not… Continue Reading “60 Heartfelt Thoughts To Pick You Up When You Feel Down”