“Blindness is not always obvious. For us to transcend barriers we must change the way we perceive one another. ”~Abby B.
Abby aka Abigale is a bold and stylish fashion icon who always walks in confidence with her white cane. Forever on the move, she reflects the beauty of her blind and visually impaired sisters worldwide.
A fashionista who radiates sophistication, Abby shares tips, answers questions and moderates discussions about beauty and fashion. Her vast experience and life adventures have given Abby the tools to help us change the way we perceive blindness. The goal is to improve humanity, one attitude at a time.
So what’s in the name Abigale?
Abigale’s name springs from “Abilities” + “Nightingale.” Reflective of her boundless Abilities since she certainly doesn’t let her blindness define her; and Nightingale – the small ordinary bird. Known for its extraordinarily beautiful song, the Nightingale is also a symbol of freedom and joy for literary enthusiasts throughout time. And what does the “B” stand for? Abby won’t say. But many speculate it stands for Bold, Blind or Beauty, or perhaps it means to “Be” – all you can be.
Abby became the fashion icon she is today after she evolved from imagination to an illustration a woman of indeterminate age. Diagnosed with a rare eye disease that stole most of her sight, Abby did not let this set her back. Rather she embraced her blindness, accessed the tools available for the blind and visually impaired, and move forward with her life.
After graduating magna cum laude from her Ivy League school in business and law, Abby immediately landed at a prestigious global law firm on Wall Street and advanced to managing partner. This would be enough for most women, let alone those with a disAbility, but Abby felt there was more to life than just business, so she took a much-needed hiatus from the high-pressure corporate world and became an avid adventurer, traveling the four corners of the world. Abby scaled the highest mountains, sailed the stormy seas, explored the deepest caverns, strutted the runways of the major fashion capitals of the world, met a diverse array of people from all walks of life, and even led a jazz trio as a popular singer!
Putting it all together
With these incredible experiences under her belt, Abby was ready to combine her well-honed business and legal skills with her passion for fashion. She applied her knowledge to something important to her – empowering other women with blindness to be all they can be. So she put her wicked mad skills to work as a fashionista when she was hired at boldblindbeauty.com where she provides tips, answers to questions and moderates discussions on fashion and style.
In Her Spare Time
When Abby isn’t working or volunteering at a children’s school for the blind, she enjoys painting. (Yes, blind people can paint!). She now resides in a beautiful and comfortable home with fashionable decor from her travels all over the world, with Alexis, her adorable Yellow Lab, a retired guide dog.
You can find Abby exclusively at boldblindbeauty.com the site which empowers blind and visually impaired women. Our commUNITY celebrates beauty, fashion, and style while connecting sighted and non-sighted people. The goal of Bold Blind Beauty is to eradicate misconceptions about people living with blindness or sight loss.
You can join Abby in “Abby’s Corner” where discussions are always about fashion, style and being bold, blind & beautiful!
10% of all profits are donated to organizations who work to improve employment opportunities for people who are blind & visually impaired~Bold Blind Beauty
Abby Featured Image Description:
Abby is shopping and holding up a teal dress on a hanger in her right hand. She is wearing a stylish black off the shoulder dress, black heels with ankle straps and a white hat with a black band with a loose end waving. In her left hand is her white cane.
Copyright: The Abigale (Abby) copyright belongs to Bold Blind Beauty and Abigale Style, LLC. The icon does not replace the nationally recognized white cane icon.
Abby and her back story are a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, events, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious way. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, or real events is purely coincidental.