After Losing my sight Struggling to Be Seen

Drawing with yellow background, couple walking, girl holding white cane straight out in front of her, many eyes watching.

Repost from the New York Times Modern Love series.

Leona Godin describes some infuriating aspects of a blind/sighted relationship.

“Blindness can make you paranoid in love. Is he looking at another woman? Is she prettier than me?”

New acquaintances often give your sighted partner credit for even writing your emails!

M. Leona Godin is a writer, actor, artist, and educator who is blind. She is currently working on Seeing & Not-Seeing: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness with Pantheon Books.

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