It’s been quite awhile since we’ve added a new blog post. It’s definitely been on our minds as the days pass quickly with family, work, school, and travel. We remain passionate about sharing our journeys, and providing education, advocacy, and stories about blindness to our readers.

As many readers may know, I am in the midst of a Master of Social Work program at the University of Washington in Seattle. I recently completed the research portion of this program, and would like to share the narrative Joy and I created to illustrate the research findings.

I designed this research study using Brené Brown’s.research on shame resilience, and collected data from 5 women who have attended an Oasis Center for Hope retreat. Disclaimer: This is Masters level educational research and not intended for publication or peer review. It is my hope that future research projects with larger and diverse sampling can be pursued using similar research design and methodology.  Continue reading