Moving Literally and Figuratively
So one of the things I’ve been nearly bursting at the seams to share is Abigail’s hashtag campaign. For those of you who don’t know, Abigail is my fabulous contemporary white cane icon and mascot of Bold Blind Beauty.
At any rate, since Abigail really is a movement to bring people together by encouraging women who are blind or have sight loss to boldly walk in confidence; she is simultaneously building a sense of camaraderie within the sighted and sight impaired communities by bringing about awareness on sight loss. We should not be afraid to face sight loss head on and to talk about what it means to be blind—yes, we are coming out of the closet because there is no shame when experiencing sight loss.
Phew, okay now that I got that off my chest (at least for today), let’s get on with it. So as you know my online boutique, Abigail Style, is scheduled to open at the end of March and to generate excitement for the upcoming crowdfunding campaign I thought it’d be a gas to do some creatively fun things with Abigail, hence the #AbbyOnTheMove crusade.
This weekend Abby was in New York City!! That’s right, my brother Robert took my first Abigail Style coffee mug to the Big Apple and a random woman (who wished me luck with the campaign) gladly posed with Abby in front of the New York Times building. Geez Abby has only been here since November and she’s already going places I’ve yet to explore. Oh well, it’s all good.
I’m having fun creating images of Abby with tailored messages and was totally oblivious to what my first one represented until my musician son schooled me. The image was one of Abby in the middle of a crosswalk on a city street. I just thought it looked cool but my son was like “oh you did the Beatles album cover.” I’m like “huh?” He’s like “you know, Abby Road.” At my puzzled expression he told me to Google the album cover and there it was, the Beatles in the middle of a cross walk.
As I mentioned above, the Abigail image included in today’s post shows her crossing the street and along with the #AbbyOnTheMove is the message “Improving humanity by changing the way we perceive blindness/sight loss.” It’s time for us to understand that many people who are blind or have sight loss are highly functioning members of society. The major differences between sighted and unsighted people is the way we take in information and accomplish day-to-day tasks.
Become a part of something big—share, share, share any and all images with the hashtag (#AbigailOnTheMove) on social media.
Thank you in advance for your participation in this important awareness effort. Have a great day!! ~Steph