We live in a very sighted world. Simple tasks like crossing the street or reading a menu at a restaurant are taken for granted by the sighted community. They are unsure of how a blind person gets around and lives a regular life. And, they will often say some rather “interesting” things to us as VIPs. In today's episode, I'm joined by my friend Sam, who is a fellow YouTuber, to discuss a few of these things and offer some advice on how to respond in these situations.
My Guest This Week
Sam Seavey has been on YouTube for a few years now, spending a positive message and helping the VIP community learn and grow. He looks at life in a very unique way and has a ton of wisdom to offer. I have learned so much from him in the short time we have been friends. Sam shares more of his story in today's episode. Special thanks to him for being a part of the podcast!
Links for Sam
Sam and I discuss a lot of things in this week's episode. Here are just a few of the things you can expect:
- Comments you might get if you aren't completely blind
- Questions that you get asked about your sight impairment
- Stories you will hear if you have a guide dog
- Why tone of voice is as important as what you say
- Why responding in kindness is really important
- Funny stories about our own personal experiences with sighted people
- Personal information about Sam and his channel
- And much more!
Make sure to check out this week's edition of “After Hours” as Sam sticks around to discuss a few more interatios with the sighted community. We discuss the possibility of being accused of faking our blindness. We get a little philosophical. Plus, Sam gives a great trick on how to have a little fun with sighted folks. So, make sure to sign up below to get instant access and listen to this edition of “After Hours.”
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