Woman On The Move: Maria Johnson

I Got This!

A smiling Maria is showing off her "good hair day" for the camera wearing a black and white v-neck top
Maria Johnson

Each person’s walk through the loss of eyesight is different. Today’s Woman On The Move, Maria Johnson, of Girl Gone Blind, is a powerhouse who you get to personally meet by way of her podcast interview with Thomas Reid of Reid My Mind Radio.

I recently spoke with Maria by phone and was immediately taken with her energy and how much we share in common. We are in the same age bracket, we are parents, and we are passionate about our missions.

“I realized I needed to get my head wrapped around this whole “I’m now blind” thing!” ~Maria Johnson

Maria, who suddenly lost her eyesight to Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) a condition that can cause the optic nerve to atrophy, began to publicly share her journey three months after sight loss. Three and a half years later she’s attained a huge following and is featured weekly on RNIB Connect Radio.

When you have a moment take a listen to the podcast and visit Maria over at Girl Gone Blind. Additionally, you can connect with Maria on social media at:

 

Go With Your Heart & Keep Moving

Bold Blind Beauty Means Business

Since I began blogging three years ago there have been many twists, turns, and deviations. Many times I thought “I can’t do this” and each time unbeknownst to you, one of you would reach out to me with an encouraging word that I’d latch onto.

I admit the cliché ‘it hasn’t been easy but it’s been very worthwhile’ because of the people who I’ve encountered. You are the reason for this community and I’m so grateful for the relationships we’ve built.

In the attached audio file from Reid My Mind Radio, I talk about Bold Blind Beauty, Abby, and the development process. I hope you can find encouragement in this piece as I’ve received encouragement from you! Thank you!!