I have been totally blind since birth, with an understanding of the visual world that probably has as many holes as Swiss Cheese, but that doesn't stop me from being as curious as I can be, and from semi-freaking people (and myself) out when I try to "see" pictures with my fingertips. why do I miss what I've never had? Because I've never been able to take no for an answer, and I feel sighted on the inside. There is so much damn beauty in this world, and though I know only some of it is visual, I just flat out refuse to miss out on any of it.
On the practical tangible side of things, I am finishing up a teacher cert program. I was also recently accepted into Harvar'ds arts in education program, so will be moving back to Boston this summer. I've always wanted to take a comparative media class at MIT, and now I can! I can't wait to geek out about cyborgs and 3d printers and shit like that.
I'm not lactose intolerant or vegan, but nonetheless am addicted to chai lattes with almond milk. I also love matte lattes, for the rhyme as much as for the taste. I'm fascinated by the psychological aspects of power dynamics (how boundaries are broken, how two people on opposite ends of the hierarchy can become equals). I'm a lover of girls with pixy-voices, of secret languages, of fragmentary writing.
*Due to the excessive number of messages I've received that start off with "If you are blind how do you do x, y, or z?" the troublemaker in me felt it necessary to append the following FAQ to my profile.
Q: Since you're blind, do you have, like, amazing hearing?
A: Sorry, could you like, repeat the question. I didn't quite catch that.
Q: If you are blind, how are you using this site?
A: There is a geni/love slave/demon trapped in my computer who reads everything on my screen. It's name is JAWS, and my friends have reported that it kind of sounds like a Martian on drugs.
Q: Did you have someone help you set up your profile?
A: Yes. Your mom.