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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”

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Taylor Papadopoulos | Blind Beauty Issue 6

“I have really used what is going on with my vision as motivation and drive to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be and to accomplish every goal that I have set my mind on.” ~Taylor Papadopoulos

Taylor is a Woman On The Move here at Bold Blind Beauty and can be followed on Instagram @mrspapadopoulos.

Description: Featured image is a mock magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Taylor Papadopoulos is on the cover proudly displaying her degree in her left hand, holding a bouquet of flowers in her right, as her husband kisses her cheek.

Blocks of text superimposed on Becky’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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Liz Oleksa | Blind Beauty 5

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Liz Oleksa | Blind Beauty 5

“I had lost my sight in September 2012 from Diabetic Retinopathy. Logan (son) had seen how I went from living my life as a person who was sighted and had no self-confidence, to being a person with no physical sight and finally being proud of who I am. Finally, I can walk in a room with my head held high, knowing that I am enough and that I don’t need to prove myself to anyone except myself.” 

~Liz Oleksa
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Liz, Logan & Bryce Krispie

Liz, aka Her Royal Blindness, is the President of the Lehigh Valley Council of Blind.

When you have a spare moment, check out Liz’s account of her son creating an image of positivity. Logan displays compassion, empathy and an understanding of real beauty within a person. The article can be found here: Image Of Positivity Is Changing Perceptions

Blind Beauty 5 Featured Image Description:

The image is a faux fashion magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Liz Oleksa, her son, Logan and guide dog Bryce Krispie are on the cover. Liz and Logan are both smiling while Bryce Krispie is looking intensely at the camera.

Blocks of text superimposed on Liz & Logan’s photo are: “Bold | She Keeps Pressing Onward,” “Blind | She Has Deeper Insight,” “Beautiful | She Sees To The Heart Of Others”

Additional Image:

In the photo is Liz, Logan, and Bryce Krispie. Liz is standing on the left, and Logan is on her right. They are both dressed up for Logan’s chorus concert at school. Bryce Krispie, Liz’s guide dog, is sitting in front of her and Logan’s feet.

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Angie Roberts | Blind Beauty 4

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Angie Roberts | Blind Beauty 4

“Often people think because you’re blind you can’t make yourself look good. I love fashion and accessories, I have odd eyes but never wear my prosthetic lens. I love to be different one brown eye one blue grey, I wear my make up and go about my day!” ~Angie Roberts

A year after her heart attack at age 36, Angie was registered as blind. At that time she thought it was the end…and yet here she is, a believer in one should never give up hope no matter how dark you feel.

Blind Beauty 4 Featured Description:

The image is a mock magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Angie Roberts is on the cover looking like a rock star. She is wearing fabulous shades, a sheer black cover-up over a black flapper dress, and jewelry.

Blocks of text superimposed on Angie’s photo are: “Bold | She Keeps Pressing Onward,” “Blind | She Has Deeper Insight,” “Beautiful | She Sees To The Heart Of Others”