“Everybody, including people with disabilities, makes assumptions. Problems arise when we are not open to learning our assumption was wrong.” ~Libby Thaw, www.checkeredeye.com
My friend and fellow advocate Libby Thaw said the above words several years ago. Today, her quote is still one of my all-time favorites because it speaks to the heart of our humanity—judgment. Libby, founder of the Checkered Eye Project works tirelessly to expand awareness of low vision.
As people we are not immune to making assumptions or mistakes, it’s part of our DNA as humans. Through careful, honest, and frequent self-assessment we can become better people. When we take the time to learn other people’s stories, this is the first step to increasing our understanding.
Libby Thaw Featured Image Description:
Libby is sitting at her sewing machine working with a black & white checkered patterned material. She is wearing a black top and tortoise-framed eyeglasses while her fingers guide the material under the needle. A small portion of her short-cropped salt & pepper sassy hairstyle is seen.