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2018 Hall Of Fame Dedication

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2018 Hall Of Fame Dedication

So the other day I had this brilliant idea!! I thought why not send out an email to all the folks featured on Bold Blind Beauty in 2018. The ask was simple, or so I thought. But as brilliant ideas go I hadn’t thought of all kinks in my plan. Thank heavens everyone didn’t respond to my request because I’d be working on this project into 2030. However, even though everyone didn’t respond I’m nothing if not resourceful and was able to include them as well. Here’s a link to the lyrics & credit to the music, Hall of Fame.

This dedication goes out to those featured in 2018 on:

Thank you to those of you living with blindness/sight loss for continuing to live your best lives. Many thanks to the professionals in the field of blindness who help us reclaim and sustain our independence. Thank you to the parents of blind & visually impaired kiddos who are fearlessly giving them the tools they need to thrive. Because of the work you do, together we are breaking down barriers. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!

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2018 Hall of Fame Dedication

Email Respondents | 2018 Hall of Famers

Blind Beauty | 2018 Hall of Famers

Women On The Move | 2018 Hall of Famers

Cane EnAbled | 2018 Hall of Famers

2018 Hall Of Fame Dedication

The image is a cover photo collage of the first two email respondents and Hawkeye The White Cane:

  • Christina Holtzclaw – adjective is “Authentic”
  • Jennifer Dunlap – her adjective is “Mom”
  • Hawkeye – his adjective is “Independent”
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Rose-Ann Lyons | Blind Beauty Issue 12

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Rose-Ann Lyons | Blind Beauty Issue 12

“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

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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, Adventures In Low Vision

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The image is a mock magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Susan is on the cover smiling for the camera in bright sunlight. She is wearing stylish oversized shades while sightseeing at a lookout point at the Grand Canyon.  

Blocks of text superimposed on Susan’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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Christie Smith | Blind Beauty Issue 7

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”