Who am I?
That’s a great question, and I thank you for asking it. Some would call me a hero, because I am so courageous as a person who is blind. (For the record, I don’t think of myself in those terms.) “Wow, you can cross the street without seeing what color the light is,” they will tell me. “You can ride the bus? How do you know what stop to get off at?” These are good questions, and I encourage the public to keep on asking them.
Education is key!
I find that very often people who are blind are viewed through using misconceptions and stereotypes. I am not blaming anyone regarding this, many times it is due to sheer ignorance. Therefore, I urge you to ask me any questions you like, because it helps to erase these misconceptions.
There is no normal:
Once again, I ponder the eternal question: Who am I? Some pity me, and feel soooo bad for me. “You can’t see? I am so sorry, life must be hard for you.” Well, it isn’t easy sometimes, but it is just my eyes! “How do you dress yourself? That must be impossible.” Bottom line: I am “normal”! I won’t get into the specifics of what normal means, but let it suffice to say that I am just like you, with one small exception: I can’t see. That’s about it.
Ok, that’s all for today, just remember:
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
– Helen Keller
Have a great day!