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  • About

    Named as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK in 2018, Elin Williams is the 20-year-old Welsh girl behind the award-winning disability and lifestyle blog, My Blurred World. 

    A photo of Elin wearing a black knitted jumper and orange/marmelade coloured quilted jacket, she is standing on some steps in a woodland and there are colourful leaves on the floor around her.

    My Blurred World was established in 2015 and has evolved in so many ways since then.

    The content of My Blurred World has also evolved and what began as a platform with a focus on accessible beauty has now expanded to talk about a wide range of topics from concert experiences to positivity and the experiences I have as a visually impaired person in a predominantly sighted world. 

    So, expect to find many honest posts on my experiences as a vision impaired person in a world which wasn’t designed for us who can’t see. 

    I don’t gloss over any of the difficulties that come alongside life with a disability but I also try to focus on the positives and prove that it is possible to live a happy and fulfilling life despite sight loss. 

    Hopefully you’ll find some words that you can relate to here on my blog and I’m hoping you’ll laugh along with me when I write about some of the strange and funny experiences I have to share. 

    Achievements

    I have gained some amazing opportunities, some of which include working with the RNIB on their #HowISee campaigns, writing guest blog posts for other bloggers and organisations such as Scope, Ability Superstore, Through Scarlett’s Eyes, Retina Success magazine and Paths to Literacy, being featured in issue 17 of Blogosphere Magazine, being interviewed on a weekly Welsh magazine programme, HENO as well as being interviewed on BBC Radio Cymru and winning two awards in the Teen Blogger Awards 2018.

    A photo of Elin in a burnt orange pinafore and black leather jacket. She is standing in front of pretty black railings with a street in the background

    MORE ABOUT ME

    I was diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition, Retinitis Pigmentosa when I was six years old and I was registered blind/severely sight impaired when I was twelve. I want to make the most of my disability by creating a platform where I can hopefully raise awareness, help and educate others and hopefully make people realise that they’re not alone. 

    You will most likely find me at a concert, browsing the internet researching the latest trends – making a few unnecessary purchases for my ever-growing wardrobe, spending time with my family and friends or tapping away at my laptop either working on my upcoming Open University assignment or writing the next instalment of my blog. 

    I am incredibly passionate about writing and I express this through my blog, my current studies with The Open University and through being a Young Ambassador for the charity, VICTA Children.

    I became an ambassador for VICTA in April this year and I work alongside the charity and 5 other talented young people in order to create a bi-annual e-magazine which we hope will help inspire young people and adults alike. You can read our first issue here. 

    I am a very positive person and I hope that shines through in my writing. I can’t wait for you to join me on this crazy blogging journey. I publish a new blog post every Sunday evening at 8pm and I hope you enjoy reading what I have to say. You can subscribe to my blog to ensure you never miss a post but, until then, there’s plenty of other posts for you to have a read of. 

    If you have any questions or you’d like to keep updated with my life away from my weekly Sunday posts, you can follow me over on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – come say hi! You can also email me – myblurredworld@gmail.com – I can’t wait to hear from you. 

    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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