Quick Q&A | Emily of On the Blink

The celebration of Blindness Awareness Month continues here on Adventures in Low Vision. Today I’m launching the Quick Q&A series. Check in over the next few days to hear from people who all have their own unique perspective on blindness. Don’t miss a post–subscribe on the right sidebar!

Today you’ll hear from Emily, the writer of the blog On the Blink. Enjoy.

Headshot of Emily

Q: Name/Region.

A: Emily K. Michael from Jacksonville, FL

Q: Describe your visual impairment in one sentence.

A: I have low vision and am extremely sensitive to light.

Q: How do you want others to refer to your vision loss?

A: I call myself a blind woman, so others can, too!

Q: Why did you start blogging?

A: I began my blog as a way to keep my prose in shape, to play and experiment with my writing. I never thought of it as an educational tool, so I was surprised to hear that others were learning from it.

Q: How do you write your posts?

A: First I think about them a lot. I write my posts in a document on my computer, and then I transfer them to the WordPress post editor.

Q: What do you enjoy reading?

A: I enjoy reading poetry, nonfiction, historical fiction, and literary classics. My favorite topics in nonfiction are linguistics, neuroscience, and gardening.

Q: What advice would you give to someone experiencing vision loss?

A: Take it one day at a time, one task at a time. You will find workarounds for most of the daily annoyances. Trust your body, and remember that you learn with your whole body, not just your eyes.

Q: What’s your favorite dessert?

A: Crème brûlée

Q: What can you not get enough of lately?

A: Going to the symphony!

Q: How can people connect with you besides your blog?

A: Follow me on twitter, @ModwynEarendel



6 Comments Add yours

  1. Enjoyable interview on Emily! I also enjoyed reading about you on Emily’s blog.

  2. Modwyn says:

    Reblogged this on On the Blink and commented:
    Adventures in Low Vision is also celebrating Blindness Awareness Month with interviews! Here’s mine. Enjoy!

  3. Jenelle says:

    I liked reading your interview, Emily! And since you love reading gardening books, do you garden? I really need some tips on gardening. Do you have any posts on your blog about your gardening techniques? i feel like there are some workarounds with gardening with low vision that I am just not aware of.


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