“Blindness is not always obvious. For us to transcend barriers we must change the way we perceive one another. ” ~Abigale B.
Abigale (Abby) is a bold and stylish fashion icon who always walks in confidence with her white cane. Forever on the move, Abby reflects the beauty of her blind and visually impaired sisters throughout the world.
A true fashionista who radiates a level of hip sophistication, Abby shares tips and techniques. She also answers questions and moderates discussions about style and fashion. Due to her vast experience and life adventures, Abby helps us change the way we perceive blindness with the goal to improve humanity, one attitude at a time.
So what’s in the name Abigale?
Abigale springs from “Abilities” + “Nightingale” reflecting her boundless Abilities since she certainly doesn’t let her blindness define her; and Nightingale – the small ordinary bird best known for its extraordinary and beautiful song of the night and for being an important symbol of freedom and joy for authors and poets throughout time. And what does the “B” stand for? Abby won’t say, but many speculate that it might stand for Bold, Blind or Beauty, or perhaps it just means to “Be” – all you can be.
After an exceptional growth spurt, from infancy to a young stylish woman of indeterminate age, Abby became the fashion icon she is today. Diagnosed with a rare genetic eye disease that stole a large portion 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-pressured 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 and apply it all 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 and techniques, answers to questions and moderation to the discussion 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, along with the love of her life, Alexis, her adorable Yellow Lab, a retired guide dog.
You can find Abby exclusively at boldblindbeauty.com. The site brings blind and visually impaired women together to celebrate beauty, fashion, and style. The commUNITY encourages empowerment and camaraderie while connecting sighted and non-sighted worlds to wipe out misconceptions about people living with blindness or vision loss.
You can join Abby in “Abby’s Corner” where discussions are always about fashion, style and being bold, blind & beautiful!
Illustration of Abigale is walking with her white cane in one hand and handbag in the other. She is wearing a stylish teal dress and teal heels and an explosive hairdo.
Copyright: The Abigale (Abby) copyright is owned by Bold Blind Beauty and Abigale Style, LLC. The icon does not replace the nationally recognized white cane icon.
Abby and her backstory 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.