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Author: John Grimes

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Join host John Grimes, exploring life after bacterial meningitis caused sudden blindness. Sharing experiences, adaptations, and connecting with others to discuss thriving with visual impairment and overcoming life's challenges.
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Founder of Aille Design, Alexa Jovanovic, stops by to talk about her community driven brand and movement aimed to make social change by infusing accessibility into fashion. Their prominently displayed crystal beaded braille letters create tremendous intrigue and awareness for the visually impaired community. Alexa also shares the origin story and the importance of their early partnership with the American Foundation for the Blind.  For show notes, photos and more information, connect with Ambiguously Blind  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin Go to AilleDesign.com to get your very own intriguing braille fashion. This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters. 
Lance Johnson stops by to talk about his journey in the early stages of retinitis pigmentosa and how, as the host of The See-Through Podcast, he aims to create transparency on disabilities and the champions with them. Lance and John discuss several of their mutual podcast guests, what they’ve learned along the way and living the wild and wacky podcast life.  For show notes, photos and more information, connect with Ambiguously Blind  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin Check out Lance's show The See-Through Podcast This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters.   
Morten Bonde

Morten Bonde

2021-10-2654:07

Have you ever thought to yourself; “What do I want out of life?” After receiving a diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa at age 29, Morten Bonde did. Through subsequent struggles and increasing stress, he decided that he was going to change his mindset to change his story. Morten stops by to talk about his book, Sentenced to Blindness, Now What, which details his journey from hopelessness to possibility and liberation from sight loss.  For show notes, photos and more information, connect with Ambiguously Blind  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin Morten Bonde's Website  This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters.   
Mariagrazia Buttitta

Mariagrazia Buttitta

2021-10-1244:29

Mariagrazia Buttitta stops by to share her story of growing up in Sicily with Cone Dystrophy, a rare eye disease and her work with Eye2Eye. She also discusses her book, Now I See, where she chronicles her struggles with acceptance, mental health and gives John a beginner’s lesson on the art of making Sicilian style espresso. Visit EmbracingYourDifferences.com. Adults seeking help with the challenges of living with blindness or visual impairment can call the Eye2Eye Program at (833) 932-3931 and leave a message with their name and phone number or email Eye2Eye at eye2eye@shp.rutgers.edu. For show notes, photos and more information, connect with Ambiguously Blind  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters.   
Kevin Brousard

Kevin Brousard

2021-10-0555:10

Three-time world Shot Put and Discus champion, Kevin Brousard stops by to share how sports dramatically changed the trajectory of his life after struggling with a tremendously rare eye condition as a child. Kevin also talks about his work with the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) and his TEDX Talk, Enable the Disabled.  For show notes, photos and more information, connect with Ambiguously Blind  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin Check out TalksByKevin.com and USABA.org for more details.  This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters. 
Author of Meditation For Everyone, Jay W Spillers stops by to talk about the tremendous benefits of meditation and share tips and best practices for getting started. Jay also elaborates on how stillness, mindfulness and affirmations are the keys to success with meditation.  For show notes, photos and more information, connect with Ambiguously Blind  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters. 
One Year

One Year

2021-09-1441:58

The little podcast that could turns one! It’s been a tremendous year and 40 episodes and we’re just getting started. The star of the show Erin joins John to recap the first year of the podcast and what to expect in year two. John is excited to announce that his dream, the book project, is beginning to make progress and is hopeful for continued support to help make the dream a reality. Support The Dream For show notes, photos and more information, connect with Ambiguously Blind  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters. 
Jill Wheatley

Jill Wheatley

2021-08-2401:19:25

For Jill Wheatley, it was a day like any other when a sudden accident caused a traumatic brain injury. She stops by to tell her survival story of more than two years, seven hospitals in three countries. Jill also shares her struggle with an eating disorder and adapting to severe vision loss resulting from the injury and how she is shining light on the power of perspective and possibility while chronicling her adventurous life with Mountains Of My Mind.  For show notes, photos and more information, connect with Ambiguously Blind  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin Go to Mountains Of My Mind This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters.   
Kristin Smedley

Kristin Smedley

2021-08-1701:01:12

Kristin Smedley, bestselling author of Thriving Blind and creator of the Thriving Blind Movement, stops by to share the story of her introduction to blindness and how she found her way out of the darkness to help her family and countless others discover how to see differently.  For show notes, photos and more information, connect with Ambiguously Blind  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin Get the book: Thriving Blind Visit: KristinSmedley.com This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters.     
Catarina Rivera

Catarina Rivera

2021-08-1039:58

Catarina Rivera, also known as the Blindish Latina, stops by to talk about her role as a disability stigma smasher. Born with Usher’s syndrome, which  involves both hearing loss and vision loss, Catarina is using her life experience to speak and advocate for those will disabilities and teach others about the importance of diversity and inclusion.  Connect with Catarina  For show notes, photos and more information, connect with Ambiguously Blind  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters.     
Two Blind Brothers

Two Blind Brothers

2021-08-0346:34

Brad and Bryan Manning, also known as Two Blind Brothers, stop by to discuss how growing up with Stargardt’s disease, an inherited disorder of the retina, instilled some life lessons that equipped then to create their clothing line and donate the profit to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. They also talk about the origin of their Shop Blind Challenge and John’s double blind shopping experience. Shop Blind For show notes, photos and more information, connect with Ambiguously Blind  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters.     
Kyle Coon

Kyle Coon

2021-07-0652:37

Due to a rare eye disease, Kyle Coon lost his sight at an early age, but that minor detail didn’t affect his vision for life and ability to complete some amazing athletic adventures. He is a hopeful member of Team USA  for  the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. In addition to all of that, Kyle stops by to talk about his new book, Discovering a Life Without Limits.   For show notes, photos and more information, connect with Ambiguously Blind  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters.   
Ginny Owens

Ginny Owens

2021-06-2201:00:53

Singer and songwriter, Ginny Owens, stops by to discuss her new book, Singing in the Dark: Finding Hope in the Songs of Scripture. She also talks about her early musical influences, how she lives by faith not by sight and the bizarre favor she received in college to kick-start her musical career. We also get to hear one of Ginny’s latest songs, Don’t You Dare.   For show notes, photos and more information, connect with Ambiguously Blind  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters.     
Maxwell Ivey

Maxwell Ivey

2021-06-1545:54

Internationally known as The Blind Blogger, Maxwell Ivey, stops by to share his story of transforming himself from a morbidly obese, failed carnival owner into a respected amusement equipment broker in the best health of his life. Maxwell also talks about his books, an encounter with the United States Secret Service and his podcast, What’s Your Excuse?.   Connect with Ambiguously Blind: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters.     
Walter Wittich

Walter Wittich

2021-06-0850:20

Walter Wittich, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the University of Montreal School of Optometry. He stops by to discuss his work at the Wittich Vision Impairment Research Lab which focuses on rehabilitation for people with vision and hearing loss as well as use and usability of assistive technology.   Connect with Ambiguously Blind: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin  
Amy Lyle

Amy Lyle

2021-05-2552:07

Amy Lyle is an author, comedian, actor, screenwriter, mom and like John, grew up in the heart of it all, Ohio. She stops by to discuss her Appalachian roots and the importance of humor in her life, the road to publishing her first book, The Amy Binegar-Kimmes-Lyle Book of Failures and offer John some advice on writing his story and raising children.  Connect with Ambiguously Blind: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters.     
Bree Klauser

Bree Klauser

2021-05-1858:16

Bree Klauser is a New York-based Actress, Voiceover Artist, Singer and Songwriter who happens to be born with low vision. Bree and John discuss the low vision spectrum and her work on the Apple TV + series, SEE, The Audible Original series, Phreaks and we hear a song from her band, Bree and the Whatevers. Connect with Ambiguously Blind: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin This is a 100% listener supported podcast. Please consider joining our community of supporters.   
Jamie Schanbaum

Jamie Schanbaum

2021-04-2752:46

Fellow survivor, Jamie Schanbaum, stops by to share her meningitis story and talk about life as an amputee, the vaccine legislation she helped pass, her advocacy with the J.A.M.I.E. Group and her days as a cyclist on the United States Paralypic team. Jamie and John also discuss their experience adapting back into college life after meningitis.   Connect with Ambiguously Blind: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin  
Juan Alcazar

Juan Alcazar

2021-04-1301:07:10

Juan Alcazar is a film maker and the creator of the YouTube channel, JC5 Productions. Juan stops by to discuss how he, as a visually impaired person, tells stories visually. Juan and John also discuss adaptive technology and the emergence of audio description in television and movies.   Connect with Ambiguously Blind: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin  
Remy Reilly

Remy Reilly

2021-04-0632:34

Budding Dallas Texas musician Remy Reilly stops by to discuss the diverse musical influences that helped to create her sound and her song writing style.   Connect with Ambiguously Blind: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin  
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