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Georgie Beasley | Blind Beauty 63

Georgie Beasley Blind Beauty 63 Featured Image Description is in the body of the post.

Georgie Beasley | Blind Beauty 63

“Teenage years are tough, learning who you are and understanding what you’re going to become. This was extra difficult as I was also learning about something I was losing. The feeling of losing something important every day over and over again.”

~Georgie Beasley
#1 Georgie Beasley in red image is described in the body of the post.
#1 Georgie Beasley in red

Being a teenager isn’t easy, let alone a teenager who is losing their sight. Today’s Blind Beauty, Georgie Beasley, is losing her eyesight to Stargardt Disease, a form of juvenile macular degeneration.

Diagnosed with the Stargardt Disease as an adolescent, Georgie is an extraordinarily, positive role model. While she shares some of the struggles associated with her sight loss she has a remarkable insight on life. Georgie’s desire to build awareness about sight loss prompted her to share her story on social media. As a matter of fact, earlier in the year she was featured in the Kalgoorlie Miner a local newspaper in Australia.

“I have come to accept myself and what I have [Stargardt Disease]. Though it really sucks that I can’t get my license, I have been offered so many great opportunities. It [sight loss] has also changed my perspective on life and how to treat others and live life.”

~Georgie Beasley

We will be hearing more from Georgie as she will also be a featured Woman On The Move in 2019.

Blind Beauty 63 Featured Image Description:

Featured image is a faux fashion magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Georgie is on the cover sitting on a beach towel atop a white sandy beach. In the background are rolling waves and a distant low mountain range.  Georgie is wearing sunglasses, white swimsuit, and a pair of striped shorts.  

Blocks of text superimposed on Georgie’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”

Additional Images:

  1. Georgie In Red: The blond-haired beauty is wearing a strapless red jumpsuit with gold fringe statement earrings.
  2. A tri-panel collage of Georgie in 3 different photos. 1) In this Georgie’s hair is pulled back and she’s wearing a gray strappy gown. 2) A close-up of Georgie with her straight hair framing her face. She’s in a black top and looks like she’s about to eat something in her right hand. 3) Georgie is standing in front of a decorative stone focal point wall. In this photo she’s wearing a black tube top and yellow pants.

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Niki Bevins | Blind Beauty 62

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Niki Bevins | Blind Beauty 62

“Having been diagnosed at the age of 4 with Stargardt’s, I have known my whole life I was going to grow up to be “blind.” A lot of things have surprised me about vision loss along the way, but the thing that surprises me the most has nothing to do with vision at all. I have learned that I must speak up and advocate for myself. The most surprising thing along my vision loss Journey, has been how  it’s helped me find my voice!”

~Niki Bevins
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#1 – Niki Bevins

Generally speaking, people seem to be fascinated by the capabilities of blind and visually impaired people. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked who does my makeup or pulls together my outfits.

Sometimes I feel the questions are a test where my answer will prove or disprove my level of sight. As I’ve discussed many times on Bold Blind Beauty, blindness is a spectrum condition.

The number of people who are completely blind is roughly around 10 percent. What this means is the majority of blind people have some residual sight which varies greatly from person to person. Our remaining sight is severe enough to impact day-to-day living and requires adaptations.

Today’s Blind Beauty, Niki Bevins aka The Blind Avon Lady, is, well, an Avon Representative. Niki, who has Stargardt Disease, a form of Macular Degeneration, focuses on what she can do, not what she can’t. 

#2 Niki in a truck bed image description is in the body of the post.
#2 Niki in a truck bed

While Niki received her diagnosis at a very young age, she has to acclimate to declining levels of sight. Recently she decided to take Basic White Cane Training to maintain her independence and she shares her journey on Instagram.

Blind Beauty 62 Featured Image Description:

Featured image is a faux fashion magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Niki is on the cover in black and white. She is sitting at the entryway to a barn on a wooden step. Beside her are decorative corn stalks with a couple of Halloween pumpkins. In the entrance behind her are stacked bales of hay. Niki’s outfit is described under additional images.  

Blocks of text superimposed on Niki’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”

Additional Images:

  1. In this color photo of Niki, she’s dressed for fall. She’s in a cream-colored jacket with tan pants and fashionable brown boots lace-up boots. Her look is completed with a burgundy/cream print scarf tied loosely around her neck.
  2. This photo of Niki in the same outfit described above is a closeup of her sitting in the back of a blue truck bed. Whisps of wheat/blond hair frames her pretty profile.

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