Meet the LOOK Bloggers
Meet our team of bloggers, who are going to keep you informed, entertained, inspired and maybe laugh too. They have faced challenges as blind and vision impaired young people but, as you will learn, this has not held them back. They live full and interesting lives and want to show others that this is possible.
Their posts will talk about topics ranging from the serious to the silly, from independent living to the latest in cane fashions.
We want to support young blind and vision impaired people to be happy, and reach their full potential.
Read on and follow their journey.
Hi, my name is Holly Tuke, I am 21 years old. I’m one of LOOK’s Project Workers, in charge of social media and volunteer recruitment. I am a student in my final year of university studying Children, Young People and Families.
I have been blind since birth due to a condition called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), which means I was born premature, which made me lose my sight due to a lack of oxygen.
Working for LOOK and being involved with such an amazing charity really does hold a special place in my heart. I’ve always wanted to work in a job that helps others cope with their sight loss. I love blogging and have my own blog, ‘Life of a Blind Girl’, where I talk about everything to do with blindness and disability. It’s a place where I can give a honest account of what it’s really like growing up blind and, hopefully, share useful tips with others in similar situations.
Hey I’m Sassy,
I have rheumatoid arthritis, which meant I lost my vision in 2013. . My eye condition is called Uveitis Iritis. My body is less of a temple and more of a shipwreck, harbouring chronic illnesses. But step virtually into my shoes and I shall take you on the rollercoaster ride that is my life. Truth, tales and tantrums shall be told with a slice of humour along the way.
I am a blogger. My main blog online is, ‘Thinking Out Loud’ – it tackles the stigma surrounding disability. It aims to be a platform for others to find their voice and share their own stories of their disability, the highs and the lows and the barriers they may face. I hope you enjoy the read and the LOOK blog.
For further information on our bloggers visit the useful links page.