I’m not your token blind girl

You have a visual impairment? but you look so normal. Having an invisible disability doesn't mean I'm pretending or faking. I don't say I have a disability just to gain some pathetic knee-jerk sympathy. I mean who in their right mind would want to hear this, 'Oh I'm so sorry for you, your life must... Continue Reading →

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Be your own advocate … be your golden ticket to your future.

In today's post, I want to write about a period of my life that I both look back on fondly but also have some bad vibes about. I'm talking of course of my time in mainstream secondary education. I remember I used to hate school. Not because I didn't like learning. No, I hated school... Continue Reading →

Disability isn’t scary

Being visually impaired isn't the be-all and end-all of who or what I am. My 'dis'ability affects the way that I have come to approach certain situations and may mean I take longer to do certain other things but that doesn't make me my disability. It has shaped who I am as a person ...... Continue Reading →

I’m not disabled, society makes me so

Do able-bodied children instinctively know how to cook a roast dinner? NO!!! Do able-bodied children instinctively know how to make their bed? NO!!! Do able-bodied children instinctively know how to cross the road safely? NO!!! Do able-bodied children instinctively know how to read/write, tell the time or count money? NO!!! Do able-bodied children instinctively know... Continue Reading →

My disability is not a life sentence

My visual impairment doesn't mean I'm imprisoned in a god-awful life that sucks ass. It's not a life sentence either. Of course, there are challenges of having a visual impairment. I can't drive a car for instance. My life, however, it's far from saddening, meaningless or pitiful. I love Taekwondo and train regularly throughout the... Continue Reading →

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