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  • How Do You Define Disability?

    Posted on December 6, 2019 by in Featured

    I never gave much thought to the word Disability until I was slapped with that label and told to expect widespread stigma and social isolation. That’s when I understood just how messed up these ingrained prejudices and assumptions are when it comes to people dealing with a challenge that has been shoved under the disabilities […]

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  • It Starts With Self-Love

    Posted on September 26, 2019 by in Featured

    I’ve been mean to myself before. But I didn’t realize just how self-bullying, belittling and cruel I could be until my eyesight took a nose-dive last year. Suddenly I could no longer see my family’s faces or the world around me. And I hated myself for it. I have always been an optimist and a […]

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  • FOCUS, My Memoir About Life with Retinitis Pigmentosa is OUT!!!

    Posted on October 28, 2012 by in Articles

    When I was diagnosed with RP eight years ago, I chose the path that I felt would keep me safe: denial and hiding.

    I was scared that people would discriminate against me if they knew I was losing my eyesight. And I was petrified of showing the world that I was vulnerable. But after six years of living in the closet, I finally realized that talking openly about my degenerative eye disease was empowering and educational. I realized that if I was okay with who I was, other people would be too. And if not, so what?

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