This is one of the few pictures of me with a white cane taken in July 2010. I’m only a size 2 in this picture following three years at the time of taking a very strong prescription migraine medicine that nearly killed me (I weighed just 83 lbs at the time).
My dear friend Alexandra Butcher interviewed me this weekend regarding the special challenges I face as a low vision author. Since I don’t want to be typecast into people’s stereotypes of the differently-abled, I usually don’t talk about my sight loss and my books at the same time.
This is one of the most intimate portraits ever of my life.