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Blindness + Style = Confidence


While I intended to take a break during the holiday season, I wanted to share an article I wrote for BlindNewWorld which was published today. I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported Bold Blind Beauty by visiting, reading, and commenting. Engaging with you has been the highlight of 2016. Wishing you and yours a prosperous New Year!

Prior to losing my sight, I used to think that when a person used a white cane, it meant they were totally blind (no light perception). I was wrong. The range of sight loss/blindness is enormous and differs greatly from one person to the next.

Contrary to popular beliefโ€”after the acceptance of, and acclimation to sight lossโ€”though life has significantly changed, for the most part we remain the same. Continue…

29 thoughts on “Blindness + Style = Confidence

  1. Great post again Steph!
    Wishing you a wonderful 2017, big hug!

    1. Thank you Patty!! Hugs back at ya!! ๐Ÿ’–

  2. Great article! You are such an inspiring woman. Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you Theresa! ๐Ÿ’–I hope you had a nice holiday season.

  3. The link into the rest of your story doesn’t work, Steph.
    Wishing you a year of continued growth and wisdom,


    1. Uh Oh. Thank you for the “heads up” Diana. The same thing was happening on FB this morning. I’ll have to double check the links but I have a feeling it’s on Blind New World’s end of things. Have a Happy New Year!!๐Ÿ’–

  4. Hey Steph,

    keep it going in new year also.You are great .I wish you the best

  5. Steph, all the best to you and yours as we start out 2017. Thanks for sharing your story…and participating in mine.

    1. My pleasure Bruce. It’s good to have you back.

  6. Wishing you a great 2017. Many thanks for your inspiration.๐Ÿ˜

    1. Wishing you the same Brigid! I’m so grateful to have connected with you. ๐Ÿ’–

      1. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  7. You do have style, Stephanae. Keep these posts coming in 2017, and Happy New Year, Steph!

    1. Thank you Paul!! I’m looking forward to more laughs from you in 2017. ๐Ÿ˜„

      1. Well I’m working on it, Steph. In fact, my wife has told me to stop posting horror stories. You know, the ones you’ve all become accustomed to over the years. She claims the world needs more laughs. Ha! Nevertheless, I intend to concentrate more of my efforts on comedy this coming year. I realize it’s not my genreโ€”primarily because so many people have wrote to say, “So you think your funny, huh?” Apparently I have some work to do there. ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Have a wonderful New Year!

    1. Thanks Katelon, you too!๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‰

  9. I love fashion myself so it is wonderful to know that you have persevered in maintaining your style and image despite the change in your circumstances Steph. Keep up the good work and I wish you only the best for 2017. Hugs, Wendy ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŒน

    1. Thank you so much Wendy! Hugs back at you๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’Ÿ

  10. A very open and honest post! Thanks for informing and sharing with us!

    1. Hey Jason, how are you? Thanks for popping in. โ˜บ

      1. I’m good! You? ๐Ÿ˜„

      2. Doing well. Can’t wait for this year to be done.๐Ÿ‘

      3. I hear that! It flew by!

      4. Then there were those days when it seemed like it was never going to end.๐Ÿ˜’

      5. Hahahah true! I hope your next year is a great one! ๐Ÿ˜„

      6. Yours too!!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

  11. Stephanae. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you this year. Thanks for sharing your journey and some of your life with us. Very best wishes for the coming year. Judith

    1. Thank you Judith๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—

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