About

A photo of Elin wearing a check grey blazer, white t-shirt and black skinny jeans

I’m Elin, the creator and writer of My Blurred World, an award winning lifestyle and disability blog. I created my blog back in April 2015 with an aim of sharing my passion for beauty and fashion with the world by also raising awareness of my deteriorating eye condition, Retinitis Pigmentosa.

My Blurred World has evolved in so many ways since it launched in 2015 and something that started out as a hobby is now such a big part of my life.

When I first started blogging, my main focus was talking about beauty and makeup, explaining how I make it accessible to me as a visually impaired person, but I now turn my hand to writing about a range of different topics from general lifestyle topics to my day-to-day life living as a visually impaired person.

One of the main aims of My Blurred World is to raise awareness of vision impairment in the hope to change people’s perceptions of sight loss but to also help others who might be in a similar situation.

I want my blog to be a platform for people to come together, share their stories and experiences in the hope that we can help each other. I also want it to be somewhere I can share my own experiences in the hope of educating others on subjects such as disability.

As I mentioned, my blog has evolved in so many ways over the past three and a half years and it has lead to some amazing opportunities, some of which include working on campaigns with charities, writing guest blog posts for other bloggers and organisations, being featured in issue 17 of Blogosphere Magazine and winning two awards in the Teen Blogger Awards 2018.

Want to learn a little bit more about me?

I am a 20-year-old Welsh girl who is a lover of music, writing and all things beauty and fashion. I am currently a student with The Open University, studying a BA Honours degree with my specialist subject being creative writing. I am also a Young Ambassador for the charity VICTA Children.

One of my passions in life is writing and I aspire to become a freelance writer in the future. Alongside writing content for my blog, I love sharing my thoughts, opinions and experiences on other websites and publications. I have written a few guest posts and articles to date, those of which you can find by visiting my portfolio.

I was diagnosed with an eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa when I was six years old and I have since been registered blind/severely sight impaired. My vision is quite blurry and that is where the name of my blog came from as everything I see in the world is blurred. I like to describe my vision as being a camera that is constantly out of focus.

I try to remain as positive as possible and don’t let my disability stop me from achieving what I want in life. Of course, growing up with sight loss has proven to be very difficult at times but I try to remember that I am not alone and there are thousands of other  people out there who suffer with sight loss also.

As well as living with sight loss, I also live with chronic fatigue syndrome and Coeliac disease and I hope to write a few posts on these topics from time-to-time in the hope that some people can relate to what I have to say in some way.

I’m so passionate about helping and motivating others and I hope that people see my blog as being a safe space which hopefully consists of posts that many can relate to.

I would like to welcome you all to My Blurred World and I hope you enjoy exploring everything it has to offer.

Elin x

16 Comments

  1. July 6, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Hello there, I love your About page!! I’ve met so many amazing blind/VI women and we all seem to share the same passion of building awareness and tearing down the stigmas associated with sight loss. I look forward to exploring your blog. Have a great day!! Steph

    • July 6, 2016 / 4:05 pm

      Thank you so much! The blind/VI community is incredible right? Thank you so much, i hope you enjoy my blog posts 🙂

  2. sittingintheclouds
    July 10, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    its great your trying to raise awareness, keep it up! I live with chronic kidney disease,so I know what it’s like when people believe that you can’t do the things you want. Prove them wrong and do them, and your clearly doing your passions amazingly! love your blog!! <3

    • July 10, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! It means a lot to me! It’s always nice to find people who understand 💗 I hope you are doing well <3

    • March 6, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Aww thank you so much, that means a lot! I will definitely check them out x

      • March 6, 2017 / 6:14 pm

        You’re so welcome, you deserve them❤️

  3. June 2, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Very inspiring. I look forward to reading more of your posts. -Ash

  4. August 2, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    i’m also a visually impaired like you. and i love writing to. i was inspired by your blog posts, that’s why i’ve decided to create my own blog to spread inspirations to others. but i find it a bit difficult for i have no idea on how am i going to set it up. hope you can help me on this.

    • myblurredworld@gmail.com
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 11:10 am

      Aww I’m really glad that my blog has inspired you to create your own! I’m happy to help in any way I can.

  5. Courtney Kirk
    August 7, 2018 / 7:48 am

    Hi tbere I’m really appreciative that this blog exists as i recently diagnosed with the same condition as you but have sight loss issues myself so knowing that I’m not alone is really amazing to know that there are others out there who know what I’m going through.

    • myblurredworld@gmail.com
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 10:36 am

      I’m really glad that my blog helps you realise that you’re not alone. Thank you for taking the time to read my posts.

  6. Courtney kirk
    August 7, 2018 / 11:14 am

    I appreciate you telling your story as it has definitely been helpful for other’s myself included as i was recently diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa but habe always have issues with my sight especially the night blindness and not having any peripheral vision as it has always effected me and how i live my life so its nice to know that there are others out there who are living with tbis condition like me.

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