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Blind Beauty Issue #5 | Liz Oleksa

“I had lost my sight in September 2012 from Diabetic Retinopathy. Logan (son) had seen how I went from living my life as a person who was sighted and had no self-confidence, to being a person with no physical sight and finally being proud of who I am. I finally can walk in a room with my head held high, knowing that I am enough and that I don’t need to prove myself to anyone except myself.” ~Liz Oleksa

Liz, aka Her Royal Blindness, is the President of the Lehigh Valley Council of Blind.

Description: Featured image is a mock magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Liz Oleksa, her son, Logan and guide dog Bryce Krispie are on the cover. Liz and Logan are both smiling while Bryce Krispie is looking intensely at the camera.

Blocks of text superimposed on Liz & Logan’s photo are: “Bold | She Keeps Pressing Onward,” “Blind | She Has Deeper Insight,” “Beautiful | She Sees To The Heart Of Others”

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Abby’s Reflections #36 | What’s In A Name?

Abigale comes from Abilities + Nightingale (the small ordinary brown bird known for its extraordinary voice). Sometimes things aren’t as they might appear. ~Abigale

Changing perceptions is a massive undertaking but I believe anything is possible. If we could throw out everything we THINK we KNOW about a GROUP of people, allow ourselves to be accepting, and place our focus on INDIVIDUALS it brings us closer to inclusivity.

Description: A white, teal, and gray Bold Blind Beauty template utilizing the ‘Abby’s Corner’ image of Abby sitting cross-legged in her PJs (gray bottoms & white top with a gray collar) with a teal Abby logo laptop on her lap. Sporting her signature explosive hairstyle, she is wearing a headset with microphone and her white cane is propped up next to her.

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Spotlight on White Cane Safety Day

More Than Just A Cane

Today, in recognition of the upcoming White Cane Safety Day, Bold Blind Beauty is featured on Friday Friends Spotlight at Amy’s Adventures. Following is an excerpt from the post:

“White Cane Rules of the Road kicks off with a card (printed in large type for low-vision persons—and in braille for blind persons) as part of an information packet about boldblindbeauty.com. The card was designed as a high-level overview to inform the public on the variations of the White Cane Law throughout the United States.” Continue reading

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Abby’s Reflections #23 | Boldly Accessorize

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Indulge in accents to supplement your outfit and unleash your personality. From jewelry, bags, belts, footwear, headwear (including wigs) and let’s not forget our white canes. ~Abigale

Description: A gray, white, and teal boldblindbeauty.com template utilizing the ‘Abby’s Corner’ image of Abby sitting cross-legged in her PJs (gray bottoms & white top with a gray collar) with a teal Abby logo laptop on her lap. Sporting her signature explosive hairstyle, she is wearing a headset with microphone and her white cane is propped up next to her.