Unfortunately, the project mentioned in this article became too much for me to handle and I had to walk away. While I was sad to have to let it go, doing so was in the best interest of my health and well-being. Even though CAPTIVATING! is no longer a part of my life I will be forever grateful for lessons learned from the project. ~Steph
Lady Rabia Abdul-Hakim | Blind Beauty 66
“I was 25 years old, driving down the highway with my three young children in the van. When suddenly, I realized that I could barely see the traffic lights. Scared, I detoured to the local optometrist with my six-year-old son, Mohammad, calling out the color of the traffic lights.”~Lady Rabia Abdul-Hakim
Lady Rabia, our first featured guest and cover model for CAPTIVATING! was born with poor eyesight which was her norm. But can you imagine what it must have been like to suddenly not be able to see when driving? For 25 years she managed quite well with her poor vision. Yet it wasn’t until this scary driving incident that she found out she had the progressive eye disease Keratoconus.
As a talented illustrator and author of a children’s book series Lady Rabia has an interesting story of grit and determination. Today she is working to rebuild her publishing company while serving as an Ambassador for Fight for Sight UK.
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Blind Beauty 66 Image Descriptions:
The featured image and additional image in the post is a faux fashion magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. A close-up photo of Lady Rabia is on the cover in black & white. She has long straight black hair, natural makeup, and her eyeliner is drawn with liquid liner wispy cat tail technique. Her eyebrows are on fleek and looking great! In this photo of her head is tilted to her right and her left hand is brushing through her hair. While you can’t see the color in this photo, her nails and lipstick color are a matching pink.
Blocks of text superimposed on Lady Rabia’s photo are: “Bold–She Keeps Pressing Onward, Blind–She Has Deeper Insight, Beautiful–She Sees To The Heart Of Others.” “Real Beauty Transcends Barriers.” “Makeup Trends for 2019–How To Maintain A Flawless Look”