Blind presenter and vlogger Lucy Edwards on being herself and making a difference – Disability Horizons

ucy Edwards is a 24-year-old vlogger, presenter and journalist from Birmingham. A genetic eye condition means she has no vision except some light perception, although this is diminishing.

For the last seven years, Lucy has been documenting her life on her YouTube channel, which has more than 35,000 subscribers, posting about everyday challenges, answering questions and giving lifestyle and beauty tips. She has also worked to establish her career as a respected disabled broadcast journalist.

Find out more about Lucy in her own words, as well as reading her advice on how you can boost your confidence, sharing your experiences and making a difference.

Can you tell Disability Horizons a bit about who you are, your background and your disability?

My name is Lucy Edwards. I am a presenter, YouTuber, journalist and speaker. I am a ‘chatty Cathy’ who loves to share my experiences and get the most out of life.

I am usually accompanied by my adorable guide dog Olga who, by the way, has just turned 8 years old. I don’t know where the time goes!

I have a rare genetic condition passed down the female line of my genes named Incontinentia Pigmenti. It ultimately caused my loss of vision at age 17. None of the other women in my family are severely affected by the recessive X chromosome, but for some reason, it was really aggressive in my eyes.

Seven years on, I am losing my light perception more and more by the day. I am just thankful for the little light I have while I have it.

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