Mandy Ree - Blind Advocate


Mandy Ree is a writer, disability activist and is legally blind.

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The Hidden Joys of Blindness

Being blind is often not fun. There are challenges and setbacks, disappointments and discouraging moments. But that’s all they are – setbacks. For the most part they are surmountable. In the year that I’ve been blind, I’m continually discovering many new joys of life that I had never noticed before, previously hidden by my vision. While [...]
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