Bold Blind Beauty | Empowering | Connecting | Breaking Barriers


When I began Bold Blind Beauty my original intent was twofold: 1) to empower others by sharing lessons learned through my sight loss journey 2) connecting sighted people with people across the blindness spectrum. As this site has evolved, however, I’ve found that all of us are the beneficiaries of empowerment and connnection through the blindness/sight loss stories of others.

Each of the people featured here in Women On The Move, Monthly Beauties, Men In Motion, and Cane EnAbled has unmatched strength and resilience. Every story is different as we walk separate paths yet the one thing we share in common is a shift in our perspectives including A.I.R. (access, inclusion, and representation).

Experiencing losses in life is universal. How we each deal with our losses is the difference between living and thriving. I hope you enjoy perusing the site. If you’d like to experience more of our content we invite you to listen to our podcast Bold Blind Beauty On A.I.R. at: boldblindbeautyonair.buzzsprout.com ~Stephanae McCoy

Bold Blind Beauty is clearing the air for more A.I.R.

Bold Blind Beauty adopted the acronym A.I.R. (Access, Inclusion, and Representation) because it’s essential for people with disabilities. People with disabilities need Access, Inclusion, and Representation to survive and to thrive.

A Q&A interview with Caroline Desrosiers of Scribely who discusses accessibility as it relates to web-based images and videos.

Monthly Beauty, Catarina Rivera is a Disability Public Speaker and DEI Consultant with 14+ years of experience in the public sector.

Representation Mattters! Marta DiVito, our summer intern eloquently shares her story on why representation is so important.

Torn white paper exposing a blue underneath with white text that reads "Breaking Barriers & Transforming Systems"

Breaking Barriers

We believe the spectrum of blindness like any disability is a natural part of the human experience. We also believe with the appropriate tools and resources we can live extremely productive and abundant lives.

The greatest challenges we face are stereotypes and misconceptions about blindness. Societal barriers to education, healthcare, housing, technology, transportation, etc. still exist today. We believe transformation within these systems can happen through A.I.R. We’ve come a long way since the ADA became law and while air is free there are some who believe not everyone is deserving of A.I.R. We are “Breaking Barriers With A.I.R.”—Access, Inclusion, and Representation.

What People Are Saying

Rating: 5 out of 5.


You help many people with your honest and authentic thoughts. Not just those who are sight impaired. Your words about ‘ the paradox of being strong yet fragile’ being part of the human condition is quite profound for me.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Heart Warming”

Your page warms my heart! I have a blind 5-year-old and she wants to do everything when she grows up! Something (like driving) she knows may not happen, but she’s positive about everything.

Mrs. Marshall

Rating: 5 out of 5.


I am legally blind, disabled and most importantly isolated and totally misunderstood! The invisible disability no one understands…. nor can I truly explain…. Thank you for giving me a place of inclusion!



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