My name is Rebecca, and I am a visually impaired writer and Filipino-American clergywoman. I am proud to be a volunteer staff writer and contributing columnist for CAPTIVATING! The mission of CAPTIVATING! aligns incredibly well with my own personal mission to make both the church and the world more accessible for people with disabilities. Our Search for Models with… Continue reading What Does Disability Look Like? People with Disabilities Are CAPTIVATING!
Amanda Gene is a blogger and a member of the disability community. I've been a fan of Amanda Gene's blog for quite some time and I was so happy that she was willing to sit down and chat with me about her writing process, her pets, and what it is like to be a young woman with a disability in today's world.
I had the chance to interview TEDx speaker and rare disease mom, Kristin Smedley, about her new book and how she is changing the way the world sees blindness. When both of Smedley's sons were born with a rare disease that caused them to lose their sight, she and her family chose thriving over merely surviving.
CAPTIVATING! Magazine has asked me to manage a global social media campaign as we search for cover models with disabilities. I am learning lots of exciting lessons that I can apply to my work in the local church.
My goal is to see as much of the world as possible before my sight grows completely dim. I am grateful for every day of vision, but even if I lose my sight entirely, I will continue to travel and explore the world in other ways. I know that people who are blind can love travel just as much as sighted people! I do not need to fear the loss of my vision because, "We walk by faith and not by sight."
In a world full of "No," I want to thank CAPTIVATING! for saying a BIG YES to my writing! CAPTIVATING! is a magazine empowering people with disabilities. They stare at us because we are CAPTIVATING!
I'm so excited - I had TWO articles published in CAPTIVATING! Magazine! As a preacher, one of the things that I am most passionate about is making the church fully inclusive for people with disabilities. I also love to write. I view writing as a natural outgrowth of my call to preach. I love it… Continue reading Two of My Articles Were Published in CAPTIVATING! A Magazine Empowering People with Disabilities
"I, Win," by Win Kelly Charles is an incredible book by an incredible young woman who is working to redefine the way the world views people with disabilities.
Today (12 January 2019), I had the opportunity to be interviewed by the amazing Win Kelly Charles on her podcast, "Ask Win." Win Kelly Charles is a bestselling author, fashionista, and journalist. I was very honored that Win contacted me and asked if I would like to be interviewed on her show regarding my recent… Continue reading Ask Win: My Interview On this Amazing Podcast #DisabilityAwareness
If you’ve known me for long enough then you know that I absolutely adore reading poetry. It is one of my favourite genres to write and to read, I adore how it makes you feel and how powerful those words on a page can actually be.
Rebecca Holland’s Through My Good Eye is just that – it grabs you and forces you into its orbit. Although quite a short collection, the poems that are within the small chapbook are wonderful. Holland writes with more of a traditional poetic melody that reminds me of poets such as Emily Dickenson and Wilfred Owen. Holland’s writing is quite intricate in nature but is done so in a way that the reader can easily feel and understand the purpose of each poem, the emotional nature of it and that is where Holland’s real talent lay. Before I go any further, I’ll provide you with the synopsis available…
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