On being blind

Inspiring and informative – a great speaker for young people and old alike….I love her take on asking for Help……listen and be inspired….

Library Lectures

Melissa Benson – on being blind

Quite often most of my world forgets I can’t see, and that’s brilliant!

Speaker: Melissa Benson

Date: 17th February, 2017

Description: After losing her sight in her early twenties, Melissa Benson began a unique journey towards independence and resilience. In this talk, Melissa speaks to students about courage, positivity in the face of hardship, and overcoming adversity.

Key quotes from this talk

Asking for help

There is nothing shameful about asking for help. It is the most beautiful, divine thing on the planet, and it actually brings you closer to another person. After all, we are all people and we are supposed to interact with each other. We are not supposed to be little lone warriors travelling the planet by ourselves, getting through life.

Taking on the world

You’re dealt a hand of cards in any sort of game… and you play that game [as]…

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