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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,…

What Is A CCTV And How Does It Help Me To See

What is that big computer screen thingamajig set up on your table?”  That’s what they ask. “It’s one of the most important pieces of visual assistive devices in my house. It helps me to see!”  That’s what I say. So what is it? It’s…

My Transition From Sighted Mom to Blind Mom

With Mother’s Day upon us here in the states, RNIB Connect Radio (UK) asked me to talk a little bit about my transition from a sighted mom to a mom who is legally blind. To say it was incredibly difficult would be an understatement. I had so many…

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…

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…

Talk Before You Touch – Advice On Greeting A Blind Person

In life, don’t we all want more happiness and less hot mess? More amazing and less annoying? More personal space and less in-your-face? Did I hear the crowd say “Hell yes!”? I thought so — and I am right there with ya! I’m feeling…

5 Things Blind People Should Not 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…