International Women's Day

posted on 8th of march, 2016

It's International Women's Day and I'm proud to say that I have been fortunate enough to participate. As a woman, and one with a visual disability, I have proven success to myself and others. I hope I can be inspirational to others who might be struggling and unsure of their abilities, to push forward if it's what you truly want.
As of today I have 1155 images for sale on Dreamstime and have sold 171 of them. Although that may not seem like grandiose numbers, when I began this pursuit, (and my greeting card business) I had no clue if I could be successful. Through perseverance and sheer desire to do something I loved, as well as the will to overcome obstacles that could be handicapping, I consider myself a success, for the mere fact that I am doing what I thought I could never do.
To all the women, on this day, best wishes to you. You can do what you set out to do.
The shots I've included don't capture the full image so feel free to check out my portfolio. It's basically the story of my life. I'm trying to see the world before I can't.




Comments (6)

Posted by Williamsphere on March 15, 2016
Excellent! You are an inspiration.
Posted by Wxh6763 on March 10, 2016
very nice pictures!
Posted by Debratos on March 09, 2016
Thank you all for your nice compliments! You are all very kind.
Posted by Martingraf on March 09, 2016
I originally just wanted to say how inspiring your words are, but when I read the last sentence I realized what a great person you are and that no words can really say what I think, only that I hope that you will be able to take heaps of more pictures and share your memories with us.
Posted by Photographycornwall on March 08, 2016
Wow - you're such an inspirational person! Great post and a beautiful gallery. Keep at it and show life you won't be beaten :)
Posted by Sandrafoyt on March 08, 2016
Kudos! You are an inspiration and your photos are stunning; I particularly like the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Five years ago I was diagnosed with a rare degenerative eye disease; macular telangiectasia. It was devastating news but I refused to let it stop me from living my life to its fullest. I joined a research group from the most prestigious eye institute in the USA, I volunteered to receive the latest and greatest investigational treatments and I set out to "see" the world before it was too late. One of the most recent and best things I did was to purchase a Canon 5D Mark III digital camera. The eye and the camera lens are very similar, especially when they work together and cre... [Read more]

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