“People say hateful things. Sometimes, you never see it coming.” ~Jill Stephenson
Jill Stephenson is a student who aspires to become a Teacher for the Visually Impaired. She is also a musician and poet. Jill and her guide dog, Molly, can both be followed on Instagram @that_one_blind_mouse and @mollys._.moments.
Living in a climate where people feel they have the right to hurl insults just because, when you are a person living with a disability you can be especially vulnerable. In response to some online bullying, Jill had this to say to a group of our friends:
“There comes a point where you have to decide if it’s worth it or not to try to work it out and change their mind. Sometimes, you just have to move on, because it’s better for you to not live with that negativity and hate. Live your best lives. Do what will help you. If the other person isn’t willing to work with you, do what’s best for your life. I know from experience.” ~Jill
Blind Beauty Description
Featured image is a mock magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Jill Stephenson smiles at the camera in front of a white background. She is wearing a dark blue hood and her hair is falling over her shoulders, covering one of her eyes.”
Blocks of text superimposed on Jill’s photo are: “Bold | She Keeps Pressing Onward,” “Blind | She Has Deeper Insight,” “Beautiful | She Sees To The Heart Of Others”