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"Pork Chops Taste Good, Bacon Tastes Good!" Why I Am an Advocate for Audio Description

If you know me, you know I love movies, TV, opera, musical theater, and pretty much anything in the entertainment genre.

Surviving Domestic Violence: I Found My Way Out

Content Warning: The information found below has the potential to hurt or retraumatize others. Please prepare to read about the difficult topic of domestic violence. I am Cheryl Fields, one of six dynamic and diverse women that are the National Federation of the Blind Survivor Task Force.

Finding a Therapist Who Moved Beyond My Blindness

I have had several times in my life when, either through my own bad decisions or the occasional unfairness that is a part of it, I have needed the assistance of a therapist. Finding one isn't hard; finding a good one can be extremely difficult.

Did I Say That was OK with Me? Understanding Consent and Boundaries

Content warning: This article mentions instances of abuse and sexual assault. If you are a victim or survivor of sexual assault and are in need of support, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline provided by RAINN at 800.656.HOPE (4673).

Open Letter of Apology from President Riccobono

Content warning: The following letter addresses sensitive topics regarding sexual misconduct and violence. Dear Fellow Federationists:

Reflexiones de Gratitud por los Ochenta Años del Movimiento

Originalmente, este mensaje fue embiado a lideres de la Federacion para celebrar nuestro aniversario el lunes 16 de noviembre.

Reflections of Gratitude for Eighty Years of the Movement

I originally wrote the below post to Federation leaders for our anniversary which was November 16.

A Vaccine Trial, Discrimination, and Self-Advocacy

As the nation awakened to the realization in mid-March that COVID-19 was about to have a profound effect on our daily lives, I was acutely aware of the consequences of not obeying proper health protocols.

More Than Blindness: My Algebraic Equation

Stepping aside from all the dysfunction happening in this world today, it is apparent how a lot of general thinking in the world works.

When Assertiveness and Confidence Made All the Difference

I arrived at the LAX airport at approximately 11:15 p.m. and was scheduled to depart on the 12:40 a.m. flight to Charlotte, North Carolina.