Hi everyone, today’s guest post is from DJ Hey. I met her on Twitter. Be sure to check her social media accounts.
- What is your name (or blog/channel name)? My name is Heather Nyblade, and I’m 31 years-old.
- Who has inspired you the most in life? My family and friends have inspired and continue to motivate me to follow my dream and live the life I deserve to live.
- Who has inspired you for your blog or YouTube channel? My vision teacher I had in high school, Martha Castigilla, inspired me to start my YouTube channel and suggested making a video about how people should and shouldn’t treat the blind.
- Besides writing or making YouTube videos what do you like to do in your spare time? I love doing my trance music mix called “High Energy Tunes,” which can be heard once a month on laut.fm/liftedtrancemusicradio and my official SoundCloud page. I also love performing at clubs and venues, since my goal is to travel the world by performing at the big-name events.
- Name your best quality? My best qualities are what the trance music community is all about, which is peace, love, unity, and respect (PLUR.)
- If you could interview anyone living or dead who would it be and why? It’d be my favorite DJ, Ferry Corsten, from the Netherlands. Because he he inspired me to pursue my own career as a DJ, specifically at the same events he and other trance artists perform at. Such as Tomorrowland in Belgium, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas, Dreamstate in Southern California, and Luminosity in the Netherlands. After meeting him in 2013 and enjoying his set at the Intervention Pool Party, I was instantly hooked.
- What is your college major/minor? I have a high school diploma.
- Why did you choose the title of your blog or YouTube Channel? The title of my YouTube channel is DJHeyOfficial because DJ Hey is my DJ name, and the official part is to let people know this is my real YouTube channel.
- Where do you see yourself in five years? I want to see myself performing at trance music events all over California and out of state before getting booked over in Europe.
- What is the name/cause of your visual impairment (or other disabilities that you may have)? I was born three months prematurely and was diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity )ROP), which is what caused me to be totally blind.
- How does your visual impairment (or other disabilities that you may have) effect you on a daily basis? I don’t look at my blindness in a negative way, mainly because of what I mentioned earlier about coming from a loving family.
- What do other people feel about your visual impairment (or other disability that you may have)? I’ve had situations where people have given me the “Oh, I feel so sorry for you because you’re blind” comment or would automatically assume it must be really hard for me to do something, just because I can’t see. But everyone I’ve met through my shows and social media have been really impressed with what I can do. This is why I’m extremely thankful for them being there to love, support, and appreciate me for who I am. Because the trance community has been all about being there for each other as a family.
- If you had to give one piece of advice to others about having a visual impairment (or other disability that you may have What would that be? Don’t let it stop them from doing what they love or living the life they want to live.
14. Where can other people find you on social media? (Please list and provide the links.)