Fatmatta Wurie | Blind Beauty Issue 39
“Seeing life through different eyes” ~Fatmatta Wurie
Working towards her Masters “was the toughest experience” of her life, yet Fatmatta did not let sight loss prevent her from reaching her goal. Diagnosed with Stargardt Disease at an age where she was about to experience young adulthood was tough.
Finding resources and connecting with others sharing her diagnosis was also challenging but she kept going. Fatmatta’s diligence paid off when she walked across the stage a few days ago to get her degree.
When I asked Fatmatta what quote she wanted to use for this post she said the tagline from her blog. “Seeing life through different eyes,” she said, speaks volumes because, despite sight loss, we start to see the world differently. We begin to appreciate what is in our sight during every present moment. Since we do not know if what we see today we will be able to see tomorrow, it puts life into perspective. Gratitude takes on a new meaning in which we immerse ourselves.
Blind Beauty Issue 39 Featured Image Description:
Blind Beauty is a mock fashion magazine cover. Fatmatta Wurie is stunning in a sleeveless white dress and graduation cap, as she casually stands left hand on hip. Her graduation gown is flung over her right shoulder held by her crooked finger. She looks so happy with the biggest smile on her face as she poses for the camera.
Blocks of text superimposed on Fatmatta’s photo are: “Bold | She Keeps Pressing Onward,” “Blind | She Has Deeper Insight,” “Beautiful | She Sees To The Heart Of Others.”
- Image #1 Selfie of Fatmatta with a huge smile holding a bunch of white roses, is in her cap and gown. The cap and gown are black and the gown’s collar is teal. She is wearing teal fringe drop earrings that are an exact match to her collar.
- Image #2 In this photo Fatmatta is sitting outside with legs crossed on a cement bench posing in her stylish graduation outfit. Her outfit is an off the shoulder, bell-sleeved top with matching straight legged pants. The color is a darker teal with geometric circular designs in teal, black, and coral. She’s also sporting chunky black high heels with a thin ankle strap.