Welcome to Life of a Blind girl – my little corner on the internet.
My name is Holly and I am 22 years old. I am a York St John University Graduate. I am a lover of music, concerts and all girly stuff. I have been blind since birth, due to a condition called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). My disability has made me the person I am today and has given me so many opportunities which inspired me to start this blog. The portrayal of disability can often be negative, but I believe that there are so many positives of having a disability, in my case a severe visual impairment. My visual impairment is the reason behind this blog.
I created Life of a Blind Girl as a way of sharing my experiences of living with a visual impairment in a predominantly sighted world and I want my blog to be a platform for providing others with advice and support on all things visual impairment and disability. I also aim to tackle the stigma surrounding disability; I will try my best to educate people on visual impairment and disability. By doing this, I hope it portrays the fact that just because a person is blind, visually impaired or has another disability, it does not mean that they cannot get to where they want to be in life, it does not mean that they have to be treated any differently to anyone else and it does not mean that they cannot carry out everyday tasks and activities because truth is, they can.
Expect to find posts on all things visual impairment and disability, assistive technology, university and a few lifestyle posts thrown in the mix.
I hope you enjoy reading my blog posts and enjoy exploring my blog.
Have any questions? Feel free to Contact Holly