Posts featuring Everyday Life and managing with albinism and visual impairment
When Hope for a Cure Becomes Heartbreak: The Journey to Self-Acceptance
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.
Photophobia: Recognizing It, Challenging Situations, & What You Can Do About It
A full rundown of photophobia, recognizing it in children, situations in which it can be challenging, and what you can do about it.
Coming Out as Blind: Embracing the Label Not the Limitations
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.
Albinism, Platinum Hair, and Dye, Part Two: What You Can Learn from My Trial and Error
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!
Albinism, Platinum Hair, and Dye, Part One: My Journey (with Photos)
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!
Motivation and Willpower: How Practicing Self-Care and Having a Support System Can Help You
Here I discuss motivation and willpower. I describe them as a finite resource and discuss what you can do to refill your own willpower and motivation.
“New Year, New Me.” On Setting Goals and Choosing to be Worthy
We've all heard "new year, new me" more times than we can count. This year, I'm fighting to feel like I deserve better, and you should too.
Shopping, Blindness, and Light Sensitivity: The Hidden Struggles We Face
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 Depression Returns Like a Wave: Recognizing the Signs and Making a Plan
My experience with my returning depression, what depression is like for many people, and what I do to work my way out of my depression. Plus a FREE downloadable checklist that could help you fight your own depression!
You Don’t Look Blind: Accusations of Faking Blind and Other Invisible Disabilities
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.