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.
Here I discuss my struggle with fighting through self-doubt and vision-related obstacles to live a normal life. It's not always easy, but it will always be worth it.