“Retinitis Pigmentosa is killing my eyes slowly but my heart and soul have never been more alive.” ~Eileen Robinson
Eileen Robinson was so excited when I asked her if she would be interested in being featured on Bold Blind Beauty! Her excitement was so contagious it made the rest of my day. Eileen, aka The Blind Gypsy (her Instagram handle), is so fierce I couldn’t wait to introduce her to you.
Ignorance may be bliss, however when you have a degenerative eye disorder it’s not. Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is killing my eyes slowly but my heart and soul have never been more alive.
I’m just a normal girl (who is animal crazy, loves makeup, and all things pretty) living in this lovely crazy place we call planet earth. I was an ignorant fool before my diagnosis. To put it bluntly, I was vain, always worried about what people thought of my appearance. Funny thing is with RP I won’t be able to see myself age one day, so who cares right? It’s what is on the inside that counts, never judge a book by its cover; all those clichés, which are true.
RP was a blessing in disguise. My mission is to help others who are frightened and don’t know how to handle their condition. Because let’s be honest, having a visual impairment is very scary. You do not know what to expect, as each day is different.
I was diagnosed with RP last year February 2017, I was in denial for a very long time and an emotional mess. However, I have accepted my fate in life now with the help of my awesome fiancé and great family and friends and couldn’t be happier. I may trip and fall, but I will get up, fix my hair, hopefully, my makeup didn’t smudge and carry on. Laughter is the best medicine. Let’s make visual impairment beautiful.
Love The Blind Gypsy
Eileen Robinson’s Featured Image Description:
Eileen’s photo is in a faux magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. She is on the cover wearing a gray top and her long dark hair swept over her left eye frames her face. Eileen has on dark-framed eyeglasses and is very pretty with minimal makeup. Blocks of text superimposed on Eileen’s photo are: “Bold | She Keeps Pressing Onward,” “Blind | She Has Deeper Insight,” “Beautiful | She Sees To The Heart Of Others”
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