Tag: vision loss

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…

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…

The Kindness of Strangers

 “Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~Mark Twain My friend and neighbor, Sheryl, has been helping me with various things over the last few years. From driving, navigating the stores, to simply walking with me and…

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…

I Didn't Know Bottles Could Talk

SHUT the front door! Are you kidding me? WHY has no one told me about this?? I have been legally blind for almost 3 years and I’m just now finding out about these! This blind find needs to be shared!! What the hell am I…

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 Summon Strangers To Give Me Rides

As children, our parents told us to never get in a car with a stranger. Even if they promise you candy and cute puppies…you don’t get in the car. Well, I have a confession. I get in cars with strangers. Yep. They know what…