Hi everyone, I got the pleasure of interviewing my friend Carol. She is a fantastic blogger who runs The Invisible Vision Project. Many thanks to Carol for allowing me to interview here and for her featuring my interview on her website. Don’t forget to check out her website 🙂
- What is your name?
My name is Xin (Carol) Sun
I am 28 years old.
- Who has inspired you the most in life and your blogging?
My guidance and teachers (sometimes, I call them my positive team members in life) have been the core inspirations and supporters in my life and in my work as an activist and a blogger.
- Besides writing, what do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I love to read, listen to music and watch Japanese anime & TV shows.
- Name a bad habit that you have?
I have a quick temper and I can be impatient sometimes.
- Name your best quality?
I am caring, considerate, and reliable. I am also very organized-I like to plan things out before doing them.
- If you could interview anyone living or dead who would it be and why?
I don’t think I have anyone (living or dead) that I would like to interview. I just haven’t really thought about it at all.
- What is your college major/Minor?
My major is in Gender Studies. I don’t have a minor but, I do have a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
- What school (college or university) did you go to?
I am an undergraduate student at Queen’s University
- What is the title of your blog?
The title of my blog is called The Invisible Vision Project
- When and why did you start your blog?
I started blogging since April 2016. The intention of my blog is share my story and, to raise awareness on issues of Accessibility, Disability, Gender, Mental Health and Social Justice.
- Where do you see yourself in five years?
This is a tough question. But I think, I can see myself living a life of having a manageable and stable career, that is, working as a motivational speaker and a disability and social justice activist.
- What is the name/cause of your visual impairment?
I have several eye conditions but one of which is an eye condition called Degenerative Myopia.
- How does your visual impairment effect you on a daily basic?
Despite that I can see objects close to me but things in the distance are very blurry. Also, my night vision is significantly impaired, more so than my day vision. Fortunately, I can manage daily life just fine, provided I use my assistive technologies/equipment.
- What do other people feel about your visual impairment?
For the most part, people around me feel OK about me my visual impairment. I didn’t lose any friends because I have a disability or that I am visually impaired. Also, people around me generally try to be helpful when they see me struggling or needing a hand.
- If you had to give one piece of advice to others about having a visual impairment what would it be?
Don’t let your visual impairment define you. You are stronger than you think!
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