“I am not my eye sight”

Project Description:

My eyes.
Green, Hazel, Deep, Large
Flawed?
Lazy
Glasses, Patches, Large print books.
Lost.
Disability and Accommodations
4 eyes, slow, special education
5 degrees from blindness
How many fingers am I holding up?
My eyesight does not define who I am.
My eyesight is a part of me.
Age 3
She can’t see
Glasses? For now.
Age 4
Getting Hurt
Running into
Objects
People
Lost.
Age 6
Patch
Patch
Patch
One eye lazy, one eye strong
No longer
4 eyes
But
3.
Is something wrong with me?
The fact that I can’t see
Wake up every morning
Blind
Can’t find my glasses
Lost.
Frustrated.
Eyes corrected, no longer one stronger than the other
But still
Not perfect
Bullies
Bullies
Bullies
Pointing out my imperfection
The visible imperfection.
Big Frame, Small Frame, Thick Frame, Thin Frame
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple,
Black
Every
Year.
New, different pairs of glasses
Glasses break
Vision gone
Can’t see
No one understands
Lost again
Age 11
FAIL
Is she stupid?
Dumb
Dumb
Dumb
Does she need extra attention?
Reading test, one after another
Font size?
LARGE print books
3, 4, 5 volumes of the same textbook.
Different.
Large print tests, handouts, laptop
Aids.
Lost.
My biggest obstacle.
Understanding.
Training Teachers
Each
Year
Mentally capable, just can’t see clearly.
Front row, first desk, closest to the board.
Will always, have my name on it.
Fitting in
Downplay.
I can see
Not clearly
But
Its good enough
Downplay
My eyesight does not define who I am.
My eyesight is a part of me.