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Suddenly Sightless | Blind Beauty 58

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Suddenly Sightless | Blind Beauty 58

“Suddenly Sightless – a creative insight into our sight loss”

~Alex & Laura
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Laura and Alex

Lately, it seems like there’s an explosion of people coming together in the blind and visually impaired community to change perceptions and I love it! Take Alexandra Lucas and Laura Greeves for example. The two women share a common bond of a love of beauty and both are also losing their eyesight. 

Becoming fast friends, Alex and Laura created a podcast where they share makeup tips and reviews. Their easy, friendly and laid-back style is refreshing and informative. 

Laura and I started this podcast shortly after meeting and hitting it off. We had loads in common and naturally bounced off each other. Both of us felt that there wasn’t much support for sight-impaired people our age (mid-20s). So we decided to create a fun, informal yet supportive and creative outlet where we could help others in our situation and other relevant issues. Since then we’ve been thick as thieves and it’s been such a fantastic journey!

Blind Beauty 58 Featured Image Description:

Featured image is a faux fashion magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Alex & Laura’s selfie is on the cover in black and white. It looks like they are seated at a table in a restaurant with heads together slightly smiling. 

Blocks of text superimposed on Alex & Laura’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”

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This color photo of Laura and Alex shows the blond beauties cheek to cheek both each holding up a makeup brush. Laura is wearing a striped navy and white top and Alex has on a blue and white short-sleeved top.

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Jennifer Dunlap | Blind Beauty 57

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Jennifer Dunlap | Blind Beauty 57

“Trying to explain my vision is still an anomaly to me. I don’t like the first impression people have of me is that I am a blind woman. I am more than my vision loss, I am more than my disease. At the same time, my eyes have helped define my character as I grow into the woman I want to be. It’s a fine line that has had difficult moments, but that line is one I will continually walk, some days with my cane, and some days without.” 

~Jennifer Dunlap

Wife, mom, and blogger Jennifer (Jenn) Dunlap has a passion for writing. On her blog Housewife Hustle, she writes about everything from being a mom to style. She also occasionally lightly weaves in stories about her journey with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).

Diagnosed with RP as a youngster Jenn is no stranger to the disability community. She has done a lot of public speaking and participated in disability panels during her college years. Stay tuned for her Women On The Move post which will be published on October 16.

Blind Beauty 57 Featured Image Description:

Featured image is the new faux fashion magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Jenn’s close-up image on the cover is black & white. The softly smiling brunette beauty is wearing a tee under a plaid shirt.

Blocks of text superimposed on Jenn’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”

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Sky | Blind Beauty 56

Blind Beauty 56

Sky | Blind Beauty 56

“Some people might have taken the news of going blind as the end of the world. Most would have given up and thought their life was over. Well, it did the total opposite to me.” 

~Sky

I think Sky’s words in today’s post are especially meaningful with October being Blindness Awareness Month.

Did You Know?

The World Health Organization estimates that there are over 285 million visually impaired people, 245 million with low vision and 39 million totally blind people. Sixty-five million people have cataracts — and in the U.S. alone, over ten million people have retinal diseases that deteriorate peripheral and night vision. One of the major causes of blindness is uncorrected refractive errors causing blurred vision, leaving people unable to clearly see images on the retina. (source: nationaltoday.com)

I found strength and determination I never believe I had before sight loss. I have become the person God always knew I was. Becoming blind has saved my life. I see things differently literally. Having a great sense of humor is also a plus.

“Strength and growth come
only through continuous
effort and struggle” 

~Napoleon Hill 

Blind Beauty 56 Featured Image Description:

Featured image is a new faux fashion magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Sky’s image on the cover is black & white. She is wearing a white lace embellished top and has a floral head wrap tied in a bow on the top of her head.

Blocks of text superimposed on Sky’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”

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Telly Velazquez | Blind Beauty 55

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Telly Velazquez | Blind Beauty 55

“My cane does not define me, it empowers me”

Telly Velazquez

When we wholly embrace ourselves, including our disabilities, we are making a conscious choice. The choice to move forward, to break down barriers begins internally and this is our power. You can clearly see this process in what Telly says below.

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Telly Velazquez

For so long I was afraid to use my cane. It was almost as if I was scared to admit to myself I was losing my vision and by using the cane I was giving in. My cane honestly made me feel stronger than I had in years and freer also. Although, people stare I don’t care because I know what using my cane has done for me.

Blind Beauty 55 Featured Image Description:

Featured image is a new faux fashion magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Telly’s image on the cover is black & white. Telly looks like a model with her hair pulled back as she leans back against a tree holding her white cane. She is wearing a light jacket, jeans, and a v-neck top. 

Blocks of text superimposed on Telly’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”

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Picture of Telly out paddle boarding at sunrise.