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Delight In Your Feminity

Description is on body of post.Pictures are great but they don’t always tell the whole story. For many of us on social media our pictures tell the story we want to convey which can be in stark contrast to our reality.

As an advocate working to change perceptions on blindness and sight loss, my pictures attempt to show confidence from a blind perspective. What they don’t show is my insecurity but that’s okay because I know who I am and I don’t want to come across as someone I am not.

I’m not perfect, far from it. I laugh at my foibles, quirks, and even the changes in my body I cannot control. I love the uplifting feeling that takes place when I throw on some hair, do nakeup, and get dressed to face the world but make no mistake I am the same person before and after. I love being feminine and encourage others who want to feel the same way to do so despite what life throws your way.

Delight in your femininity. Love you. Validate you. Trust you. As you begin each day remind yourself that you are enough. Allow yourself to be vulnerable and reject the notion that you have to fit in. Be courageous, be authentic, know your worth. ~Steph

Image: Tri collage of me posing in front of my counter wearing black leggings, three-quarter dolman sleeve top looks sort of gray, orange pointed toe slingback flats, black obi belt, black leather short necklace with a silver pendant, and silver drop earrings.

Have a great Monday!!

#whitecane #confidence #independence #blindness #blindnessawarenss

15 thoughts on “Delight In Your Feminity

  1. Very inspiring Steph and you look so stylish and gorgeous!!

  2. Hello Steph
    What a great post. i think I need to read your quote every now and then to remind myself that ‘I am enough’, despite what i sometimes fall into believing or thinking.
    You are looking great in your photos, and you ooze confidence. You truly are a great role model and inspiration.
    Take care Steph, and I’ll try to pop by your blog again soon 🙂
    – Carly

    1. Hi Carly, we all could use this little reminder from time to time. Thank you for the compliment.😊 I will be by your blog today and I hope to be back on a regular schedule for visiting within the next couple of weeks. 💗

      1. Oh you are very welcome- you deserve it! Take care and I’ll stop by again soon! 🙂

      2. Hugs🤗

  3. I loved this post! You are amazing! Thank you for reminding us all to know our worth! Have a great day!

    1. Thank you Suzanne!! I really appreciate you stopping past, reading and commenting.

  4. Men do this too, “laugh at my foibles, quirks, and even the changes in my body I cannot control” — but I think it’s a less healthy laugh than yours. Speaking for myself, of course. In any case, your posts are always easy to apply. I’m glad to be able to read them.

    I was moved by Lynne’s comment too, but I didn’t know how to “like” it from, my tablet, so could you do that for me?

    1. Hi Albert, thanks for your comment. I’m glad you liked the post and Lynne’s comment. Unfortunately I can’t “like” it on your behalf but I can try to get a message to her. Thanks!!

    2. Albert. Thank you.
      In many ways I’m guessing for a man it can be harder . Us girls tend to buoy each other up. Just take each chance to laugh when you can and if it is bordering on maniacal villain I find stepping to one side and looking for the good help me regain my balance.
      Yesterday my precious almost three and a half year old grandson didn’t like my head, so I talked to him was it my hair, no, is it my poorly eye that doesn’t know where to look, yes. Solution I wore my eye shield . And I understood as I find that beggar really creepy when it wanders off on its own agenda. Part of me felt sad but I’m happy he could talk to me. Wondering if I can find some neat pirate patches.

  5. Hi Steph.
    I’m new on the sightloss journey (11 months since diagnosis) and fighting to stay independent. Thank you for admitting you have insecurities it means that it’s ok for me to battle through mine. Now if I can only get people to realise I’m not being brave as that suggests I have a choice.
    I have a little mantra anytime I start feeling overwhelmed.

    I am a woman
    I am a warrior
    I am stronger than my challenges

    I certainly don’t feel I need people’s pity as for me sightloss doesn’t make the top ten worst times in my life. Occasionally I get panicky when I’m out and about but I stop reorient myself and if necessary use my phone camera to see where I am and then I power on. I’ve only had my wand of power (guide cane) for two months but since having it I’m more confident about my ability to succeed.

    Keep on sharing with us.

    1. Hi Lynne, it’s a pleasure to meet you and I can’t tell you how good it makes me feel to read your comment. While it gives me no pleasure to see more people added to the numbers of us who are blind or visually impaired, it’s always encouraging to hear that not only are we adapting but we continue to thrive. I also like the name of you “wand of power” it is a powerful thing when you think about it because it allows us to maintain our independence.

      If you ever want to chat you can reach me directly at smccoy@boldblindbeauty.com. Thanks much and hugs to you!! 😘

      1. Thank you.

  6. Words of wisdom every woman should live by. We all feel insecure from time to time and it can help to remember that’s only natural. It really is important to love ourselves, imperfections and all. 💛

    1. Yes we do feel insecure probably more often than we care to admit and like you say, Camie it’s so vital that we love our entire self. Hugs. 💖

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