Beauty In “Strength” UPDATE:

After I posted pictures of my bracelet on Instagram I received a note from a friend of a friend who had a bad experience with Ashley Bridget. Keeping an open mind I asked questions then went back to the site to check out the store policies. In doing so I noticed a disturbing amount of poor reviews. I’m not sure if the reviews were due to them being overwhelmed during the holidays but I wanted to post a notice here to inform anyone who may be thinking of making a purchase. On a positive note, I had no issues with my order and actually received it a few days after my purchase. 

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman

Image description is in the post. I was so excited to receive my Ashley Bridget “Strength” braille bracelet yesterday. It was during the holiday season when I first saw these beautiful bracelets I silently promised to get one for myself at a later date.

Image: Trio of photos includes bracelet, packaging (box & drawstring mesh gift bag, and certificate of authenticity). Silver plated bangle bracelet with 8 silver plated braille alphabet charms that spell out “Strength.”

This beautiful piece of bling reminds me that there is no shame to be had with sight loss. I am so thankful to be living in a #blindnewworld. The key word being “living” because as long as I’m breathing I will continue spreading my message of hope, inclusion, accessibility, and equality for all.


Glaucoma: 4 Key Facts

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Template with Abigail (Abby) with her white cane and handbag in the background of the text

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  1. A leading cause of blindness
  2. There is no cure
  3. Everyone is at risk
  4. There may be no symptoms

While there is no cure for glaucoma it is preventable. If you are at a higher risk it’s important to take care of your vision by having periodic dilated eye examinations. You can find more detailed information on Glaucoma Research Foundation.

A Lil’ Inspiration #23

“I like the fact the cane is a way of saying “hey, I don’t see good, look out for me.” ~Chrissy Antonopoulos

Close up photo of a smiling ChrissyImage: Close up photo of Chrissy.

While Chrissy has graduated to using a guide dog, we have a shared message of hope and fortitude. Do we have bad days? Most definitely, but we refuse to be kept down! We’ve learned that thriving within the sighted world means overcoming the most significant of hurdles which are the misconceptions around sight loss, blindness, and the capabilities of blind people.

“It’s about walking boldly with confidence, transcending barriers and changing the way we perceive blindness” ~Steph


A Lil’ Inspiration #22

Friday Humor

“Girls can do anything boys can do, and we can do it in high heels!”

Sorry fellas.

Can I get a WITNESS, ladies?👊🏽

"Girls can do anything boys can do, and we can do it in high heels!"

Happy Friday Everyone!!