I'm a visually impaired author/illustrator from Massachusetts. I published my first children's book "Can I See?" when I was 18. Since then, I've been building a body of work and using my position to advocate for those both like and unlike myself.
I'm visually impaired due to Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, a condition where the optic nerve is too small and can't carry signals to the brain properly. It gives me some trouble with depth perception, field of vision, and light sensitivity too.
I like to turn the experiences I get with ONH into books, comics, essays, and other things that hopefully will normalize visual impairments in the long run. My book, "Can I See?" was a step towards doing this.