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Jayd Alex | Blind Beauty Issue #32

Jayd Alexz image description is in the body of the post.

Jayd Alex | Blind Beauty Issue #32

Image #1 by Jayd Alex | We See More, We Are More. Image description is in the body of the post.
Image #1 | We See More, We Are More.

“A picture is worth a thousand words” isn’t true if you can’t see it. Likewise, painting with words, the skill writers and creatives alike use, can fully engage our senses. There is power in both imagery and words. Marrying the two with image descriptions make stories come alive in the imaginations of people who are blind or visually impaired (VI).

Take for example the 3 images within this post created by Digital Artist, Jayd Alex. Each of her pieces challenges us to view blindness from a different perspective. These gorgeous drawings show the vast spectrum of blindness and how people who are blind might appear.

What I love about Jayd’s art is that it demystifies blindness by showing characters with strength, confidence, and their white canes. Ordinary people who cannot see yet are living their lives independently. Each of the images shows people who are well-groomed, poised, and fierce.

Following is what Jayd has to say about blindness:

“Visual impairments and blindness don’t just present difficulties, they present unique perspectives that deserve to be shared. I hope through my art I can help VI people become more confident in themselves and their abilities, and show our able-bodied society that we have so much to give.” ~Jayd Alex

Image #1 Description:

Black & white partial sketch of a woman holding an identification (ID) cane in both hands. A braid can be seen laying on her right shoulder and she is professionally dressed in a jacket with rolled up sleeves and white cami.

Image #2 by Jayd Alex. Description is in the body of the post.
Image #2

Image #2 Description:

Fashionably dressed brown-skinned woman with wavy burgundy colored hair. She has a blue floppy hat on her head with blue oversized shades, white cold shoulder top with lace details around the shoulders and blue jeans. She is holding her white mobility cane in her right hand and she could easily be a runway model.

Image #3 #SymbolCane by Jayd Alex. Description is in the body of the post.
Image #3 | #SymbolCane

Image #3 Description:

This image is part of a new iPad painting. The image is a stylish white complexioned young woman with pink hair in a ponytail and loose wisps of hair on both sides of her face. She is wearing a purple three-quarter sleeve length top and matching choker with a full black skirt belted at the waist. In both hands, she is holding a shorter identification cane used to indicate she has low vision.

Jayd Alex Featured Image Description:

Featured image is a mock magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Jayd is looking quite lovely on the cover with her fair porcelain complexion wearing brown-framed eyeglasses. She has light blonde shoulder length hair, blue/grey eyes and is wearing a burgundy crew neck sweater.

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

To learn more about Jayd you can connect with her on social media:

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Rose-Ann Lyons | Blind Beauty Issue #12

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“I walked in, was approached, and welcomed by such warm, kind, people.  I relaxed!  No more panic!  The “fun”,  the “joy”, the “excitement” began!!  When I arrived, I was asked what I wanted to do.  I have never curled before so I said I was there to learn to Curl with the Curling Team for the Blind.”  

Description: Featured image is a mock magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Action shot of Rose-Ann curling is on the cover. She’s looking like a pro, on this ice wearing a black and white outfit.

Blocks of text superimposed on Rose-Ann’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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Susan Kennedy | Blind Beauty Issue #8

“My vision loss changed how I do some things, but it didn’t change fundamental aspects of my personality. Curiosity and compassion deepen while self-pity and fear fade away as I embrace meaningful relationships and activities.” ~Susan Kennedy

Description: Featured image is a mock magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Susan, in stylish oversized shades, is on the cover smiling for the camera while sightseeing at a lookout point at the Grand Canyon.  

Blocks of text superimposed on (Name) photo are: “Bold | She Keeps Pressing Onward,” “Blind | She Has Deeper Insight,” “Beautiful | She Sees To The Heart Of Others”

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Christie Smith | Blind Beauty Issue #7

“I refuse to be defined by what I’ve lost. What I don’t see with my eyes is growing in my heart, expressed in my dreams, and on its way to my reality. My life is my message to the world. I do this for the generation that is coming behind me.” ~Christie Smith

Description: Featured image is a mock magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Christie is on the cover standing with her white cane in hand in front of the School of Education. She is casually dressed in blue jeans and a white tee with a black backpack.

Blocks of text superimposed on (Name) photo are: “Bold | She Keeps Pressing Onward,” “Blind | She Has Deeper Insight,” “Beautiful | She Sees To The Heart Of Others”

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Taylor Papadopoulos | Blind Beauty Issue #6

“I have really used what is going on with my vision as motivation and drive to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be and to accomplish every goal that I have set my mind on.” ~Taylor Papadopoulos

Taylor is a Woman On The Move here at Bold Blind Beauty and can be followed on Instagram @mrspapadopoulos.

Description: Featured image is a mock magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Taylor Papadopoulos is on the cover proudly displaying her degree in her left hand, holding a bouquet of flowers in her right, as her husband kisses her cheek.

Blocks of text superimposed on Becky’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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Liz Oleksa | Blind Beauty Issue #5

“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”