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Issue #17 | Confidence & Self-Respect

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Abigale’s Insights on Beauty & Sight Loss

“Like most things in our lives, confidence ebbs and flows. Some days you may feel more confident than others. However, even on the days when you lack confidence, unless you’re saving lives, it’s not fatal.”

For me, confidence is an ongoing battle of accepting my quirks, flaws, and insecurities. During the moments when I don’t feel confident I remind myself of my value and this helps me to refocus. When I feel confident, I feel beautiful.

How does one become confident? Begin with self-respect. When you respect yourself, you are empowered to choose who and what you allow into your life. Your confidence will continue to grow when you have a mutual and healthy respect for yourself and others,

Take some time if you need to, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and then when you feel the moment is right, carry on. Be kind to yourself; be kind to others, and remember confidence requires constant maintenance. ~Abby

Abby’s Reflections Description: 

A white, teal, and gray boldblindbeauty.com template utilizing the ‘Abby’s Corner’ image of Abby sitting cross-legged in her PJs (gray bottoms & white top with a gray collar) with a teal Abby logo laptop on her lap. Sporting her signature explosive hairstyle, she is wearing a headset with microphone and her white cane is propped up next to her.

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Issue #19 | Broken, Barriers & Misperceptions

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Abigale’s Insights on Beauty & Sight Loss

“Society has a tendency to look at people with visible disabilities as broken. At the same time we look at people with invisible disabilities with an undue amount of skepticism. The real issue is our broken society. Equal access to human rights can only happen by breaking down visible and invisible barriers.”

It’s a serious disservice to use broad brushstrokes to paint people without knowing their full story. Projecting fear and pity onto others from our limited understanding can hurt and devalue people.

Here at Bold Blind Beauty, we believe we can improve humanity by changing the way we perceive one another. The way we achieve this goal is by beginning from a place of genuine respect and kindness.

There are many people living with disabilities who are positive, passionate and living their lives with purpose. Likewise, there are many people without disabilities who do not positively contribute to society.

Abby’s Reflections Description: 

The featured image is a gray, teal, and white boldblindbeauty.com template. Abby is sitting cross-legged in her PJs (gray bottoms & white top with a gray collar). Her laptop (with a teal Abby logo on the cover) sits on her lap. She is sitting next to her white cane with a headset and microphone atop her signature explosive hairstyle.

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Issue #22 | Feeling & Looking Our Best

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Abigale’s Insights on Beauty & Sight Loss

“As a woman, there is no better feeling than when hair, makeup, and outfit all come together to create a beautifully cohesive look. As a woman who can no longer see, the feelings are identical. Lack of eyesight does not and should not prevent anyone from feeling and looking their absolute best.” 

Bold Blind Beauty believes when a person feels good they look good. We believe in celebrating what we have and working it to the best of our ability. When we begin with a beautiful heart, our appearance reflects what’s on the inside.

Every time we leave our home we are presenting ourselves to the audience in the world around us. Putting our best foot forward can bring about many opportunities for employment, friendship or love to name a few. The added bonus? We feel like a million bucks.

When we are well put together and people see us confidently strolling down the street with our white canes they’re going to stare. As Harry Winston once said, “People will stareMake it worth their while.” Carry on ladies!

Abby’s Reflections Description: 

A white, teal and gray boldblindbeauty.com template uses the ‘Abby’s Corner’ image of Abby sitting cross-legged in her PJs. Her PJ bottoms are gray, her top is white with a gray collar. A laptop with a teal Abby logo is on her lap. Sporting her signature explosive hairstyle, she is wearing a headset with microphone and her white cane is propped up next to her.

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Issue #34 | Makeup & Beauty

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 Abigale’s Insights on Beauty & Sight Loss

“About makeup, don’t believe there is something wrong with you that needs fixing. Wear it because it’s fun, and you enjoy feeling the physical transformation. Do not feel pressured to conform.” 

A tube of lipstick or a swipe of a mascara wand lifts the spirits of many and it’s great! Likewise, it’s great if you don’t particularly care for wearing makeup.

Provided you don’t have any health or allergy related issues if you are blind or visually impaired (B&VI) and are curious about makeup give it a try. Grab a friend and head out to a department store makeup counter or beauty stores like Sephora or Ulta. You could also contact a beauty consultant for help in learning basic makeup application skills.

Like parties? Gather a few friends and throw a makeup party. You’ll want to consult with the planner in advance to let them know you may have B&VI guests to work out logistics. The beauty of this is the mutual education for you, your friends, and the beauty consultant—it’s a win-win.

Again, I can’t stress this enough, if makeup just isn’t your thing, don’t do it to appease others. Be you and be comfortable in your skin.

Good looks, good health, youth, and money will only take carry you so far. If you have no depth of character nothing else matters.  Real beauty has nothing to do with age, health, status, or appearance.

Abby’s Reflections Description: 

A gray, teal, and white boldblindbeauty.com template utilizing the ‘Abby’s Corner’ image of Abby sitting cross-legged in her PJs (gray bottoms & white top with a gray collar) with a teal Abby logo laptop on her lap. Sporting her signature explosive hairstyle, she is wearing a headset with microphone and her white cane is propped up next to her.