In this new web series, I talk about my life in San Francisco, my challenges as a visually impaired individual, and my desire to launch a startup. Hope you enjoy it!Read More
I have been a reporter for a few years now, covering tech and startups for outlets like TechCrunch and WIRED UK. When I moved to San Francisco two years ago, I got a job as a full-time news reporter at VentureBeat, tracking the flow of money in Silicon Valley. But something got in the way of my ascending career. I suffer from a retinal degeneration known as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), which means that I have blind spots in my vision and am very impaired at night. Rather than try and match the visual acuity of my colleagues, I decided to resign from my job to better understand this disease.Read More
When you're visually impaired, you get excited about two things: breakthroughs in science that could lead to a cure, and technology that can improve or enhance your vision until that breakthrough comes. Here are a few things that I personally find exciting.Read More
A few days ago, I went to Basel with my brother to mingle with snobby art lovers at the Art Basel fair. We first checked out the DesignMiami/ portion, which was exceptional. Seeing as our great uncle, Vico Magistretti, was a talented Italian designer and architect, we always appreciate the esthetics and beauty of refined, modern furniture. One section I particularly enjoyed was Calvin Klein’s installation, which featured a wooden barn and limited edition Cassina Feltri armchairs. CK's creative director, Raf Simons, refurbished them with beautifully colored quilts.Read More
In my last blogpost, I wrote about the challenges of being visually impaired. It's important to be aware of these difficulties, but it's also important to remember that they don't define you. What I found helpful in my therapeutic quest for a silver lining is to shed light on the abilities I do have and that I have developed over the years. My love of writing, for example.Read More
I was born a mutant.
Well, not really, but I do have a genetic mutation that caused a retinal degeneration known as retinitis pigmentosa. And contrary to X-Men-like mutants who have a killer vision, my eyesight is, unfortunately, gradually getting worse.Read More