Stephanae’s Vision Through Sight Loss
Who Am I?
“The one thing sight loss has taught me is perception is much more profound than seeing. I may have lost my sight but my clarity has increased exponentially, and for this I am grateful.”~Stephanae McCoy
Stephanae McCoy founded Bold Blind Beauty, home of Beyond Sight Magazine, to empower blind & visually impaired (B&VI) women. As a blind woman who loves style, she is a businesswoman, blogger, and abilities crusader who breaks the myth “blind people can’t be fashionable.”
Bold Blind Beauty brings B&VI women together to celebrate beauty, fashion, and style while connecting sighted and blind people. The site is personified by Abby, Stephanae’s alter ego.
Abby is an on-the-move fashion icon who walks in confidence, reflecting the beauty of her B&VI sisters. The expanding e-commerce boutique carries Abby branded merch designed for people of all abilities.
A Clear Mission To Impact Positive Change
The mission of Bold Blind Beauty is to improve humanity by changing the way we perceive one another.
When Stephanae lost her eyesight, she quickly learned that thriving within the sighted world meant overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The most significant being the misconceptions about sight loss, blindness, and the capabilities of blind people. She accomplished this while successfully serving at one of the Big Four accounting firms after her sight loss. Stephanae attributes her career success to a solid foundation of perseverance and a strong work ethic. These two traits helped her foster a positive environment motivating her teams to deliver a high level of customer service.
A Vision Through Sight Loss Becomes Reality
Stephanae was able to develop today’s successful boldblindbeauty.com with her combined business acumen, commitment to advocacy, and enthusiasm for style. She devotes most of her time managing the business – while at the same time continuing her advocacy of empowering B&VI women interested in fashion. To date, the blog has reached over 160,000 site visits and continues to flourish. Within two years she’s looking to hire a marketing specialist, publicist, and social media strategist to take the company to the next level.
Stephanae found that although she has lost her eyesight, she has not lost her vision of helping visually impaired women be all they can be. When we place the focus on abilities versus disabilities – anything is possible!
Stephanae can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10% of all profits are donated to organizations that work to improve employment opportunities for people who are blind & visually impaired
In this photo, Stephanae is sitting on a barstool at her counter. Her chin is lightly resting on her propped right hand. She is wearing winter white pants with a creamy gold long sleeve v-neck sweater and matching fringed vest. She’s holding her white cane in her left hand.