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Brittany Winner | Blind Beauty Issue #23

Brittany Winner's Blind Beauty cover description is in the body of the post.

“I’ve been legally blind for ten months now!” ~Brittany Winner

Identical twin, Brittany Winner, of The Winner Twins is a multi-talented person. She is an author, teacher, artist, and CEO of a nonprofit. Here’s my favorite: she is a magician in training.

As frequently happens, I stumbled upon this stunning photo (featured image) of Brittany on Instagram and I had to meet her. After I introduced myself we talked a little about Bold Blind Beauty and she told me about her sight loss. Getting her permission to share this post with you made my day.

Brittany’s caption posted on Instagram:

“This picture is of me going to my very first event blind. I was SO nervous and scared to tell my friends and family, but I was determined to keep having a wonderful life regardless of my vision. That night I went to the Magic Castle with @jpendragonmagic @briannawinner @todd_mccaffrey @dianawolfemagic!! Thank you for this wonderful memory!

It gave me hope that I would get back on my feet again and I did!”

@blindnewworld’s caption is perfect: “Sometimes all you need to feel confident is a little black dress – and a little white cane.”

New to blindness, I’m heartened to see Brittany thriving. We are among the ranks of many others who are working to shift stereotypes about blindness.

Brittany Winner’s Blind Beauty Description:

Featured image is a mock magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Brittany is on the cover wearing a black dress with a v-neckline and full skirt. She is holding out the skirt with her left hand and her white cane in her right. Her long dark hair is pulled away from her face and she has oversized sunglasses, red lip, and a pretty black & white necklace. Black pumps complete her ensemble.

Blocks of text superimposed on Brittany’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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10 thoughts on “Brittany Winner | Blind Beauty Issue #23

  1. What a great attitude (and a great dress)!

    1. Isn’t that dress fabulous?? I fell in love with this image!

  2. Stephanae, There is a young lady that used to work at the daycare where I sub who suddenly lost her eyesight due to a tumor on her optic nerve. She has some limited vision, but I think is legally blind. I spoke with a good friend of hers yesterday, and she told me that she is really having a difficult time accepting her blindness and is not wanting to get out and do things. I told her to have her look up your blog and maybe some others. Do you have any suggestions?

    1. You can give her my email address if you think she’d like to contact me. It’s smccoy@boldblindbeauty.com. Everyone approaches sightloss in their own way and it takes time to grieve. Some move through this more quickly than others however the thing that helped me most was getting involved in blind related organizations. Although I’d use caution in offering this up because part of the process is accepting the loss of sight. What’s she’s going through is normal, we’ve all been there and the ones who make it through successfully have opted to make the choice to do so. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do.

      1. Thank you! I have been out of town, so will take this information to her friend today. I think it may help her too, to realize that what her friend is going through is normal. Unfortunately, in our small town, I am not aware of any organizations that are blind related. There may be some, but I am not aware of any. I’m sure if she will reach out to you, you can give encouragement and hopefully help her through this transition. I think it has been almost a year. She is still holding onto hope that it will get better.

      2. Yes, I understand her holding onto hope and I think to some degree that’s a good thing. In some respects I did the same but also as the sight loss progressed would just take it one step at a time. It got to the point where I could no longer think long term because I wasn’t sure what was coming down the pike. I hope she will contact me.

      3. I gave your information to her friend today. I really hope she contacts you too! I think it could really help her to connect with someone else who has gone through vision loss and thrived afterwards.

      4. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. Thank you for passing along my info.<3

      5. Thank you for being willing to help!

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