These posts cover albinism and the experiences that result from this condition's symptoms. They can focus on topics such as the condition itself, hair and skin care, vision, and every day life with albinism.
Hope can keep us going when times are at their darkest, but in rare circumstances, hope can be detrimental to progress. Oh, how I know this truth well. I am a huge believer in hope; the eternal optimist most days. But, in this one case, hope broke my heart.
A full rundown of photophobia, recognizing it in children, situations in which it can be challenging, and what you can do about it.
I had so many fears after beginning this project and coming out as blind, but I'm learning to conquer those fears along the way. I hope my journey can inspire yours.
I've felt trapped between the normally sighted and blind communities for most of my life. I've built my own barriers in the past, but now I aim to tear them all down one by one.
In part two of this two part series, I share my tips and tricks for having healthy hair and lasting dye. Be sure to check out part one as well!
In part one of this two part series, I begin by sharing my hair dye journey over the past ten years of my life. I also share photos along the way. Don't forget to check out part two!
Unless you’ve recently switched to exclusive online orders, delivery services, and the wonderful world that is Amazon Prime, you have to go shopping at some point. Here, I'll discuss what shopping can be like for those of us with low vision and light sensitivity.
When describing myself as legally blind, I’ve received some shocked looks. I’ve also been accused of “faking” my blindness while learning to use a white cane in college. I’ve also dealt with implications that I was using what someone considered a “slight” disability to work the system and those around me. I can tell you firsthand that these types of accusations can be extremely detrimental to the person with the disability and the numerous communities of people with disabilities.
How do blind people read? The short answer is however they can. Some people who are blind or visually impaired use braille and audiobooks, but often many of us read regular books with magnifiers or e-books.
Here I answer a question I've seen asked numerous times. Do blind people have heightened senses? What happens when one sense is lost or weak? Read on to find out my thoughts.