Tag: blogging

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… Continue Reading “Blind Reflections | Alison Fordham”

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… Continue Reading “I’m A Bad _______ – But It’s Not Because I’m Blind! | Blind Beader”

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,… Continue Reading “Are Fireworks Worth My Time – Now That I’m Legally Blind?”

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… Continue Reading “5 Benefits Of Sharing Your Sight Loss Story”

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… Continue Reading “I'm So Lucky That I Don't Look Blind | Georgie Bullen”

Blind Reflections | Justin Holland

It was just another day on Twitter when Justin Holland decided to search the hashtag, “#LHON”, to see what would pop up. You see, he also has Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), just like me. Well, whose tweets do you think popped up? Yep.… Continue Reading “Blind Reflections | Justin Holland”

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

“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 her if she would mind… Continue Reading “5 Things To Keep In Mind If Nobody Can Tell You’re Legally Blind”

What's The Good, The Bad, and The Not So Nifty About Going Blind at 50?

So, what’s the good, the bad, and the not so nifty about going blind at 50? Oh, I CAN tell you! How much time do you have? An hour, or two, or twenty? Ha ha! Well, last week I spoke with Tara Briggs, the… Continue Reading “What's The Good, The Bad, and The Not So Nifty About Going Blind at 50?”

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”

It Was Time For New Blind Skills And Kitchen Thrills

It’s no secret. I’m not a very good cook. Actually, I’m a horrible cook. And NO, it’s not because I’m blind. I just seriously suck at cooking. Perhaps it’s because I’ve just never had any love for the art of cooking. Paper goods or drinks are… Continue Reading “It Was Time For New Blind Skills And Kitchen Thrills”