About Us

The Blinkie Chicks

As a group, we are four visually impaired women who are dedicated to bridging the gap between people who are visually impaired and mainstream society. We currently do presentations and speaking engagements, provide a podcast of recorded material, and maintain an active social media presence. We are excited to begin working on this blog, and we hope to create videos in the future!

If you are interested in working with us, please email us at: blinkiechicks@gmail.com. Alternatively, you may follow us on Twitter: @BlinkieChicks

Individually, we are Ania, Ashley, Daria, and Jessica.

Ania is 30 years old, and she lives in Spain. She loves to travel, and cook. She is the newest member of our team, and she is our webmaster! You may interact with her on Twitter: @soundsofdreams.

Ashley is a 25-year-old UNCP student, who is majoring in Special Education; she plans to be a Teacher of the Visually Impaired. She has had a guide dog named Landon for three years, and she loves him very much. She loves making a difference in the lives of other visually impaired people. In addition to doing presentations, Ashley manages our social media and email. If you’d like, interact with her on Twitter: @AshleyColeman51

Daria is a 24-year-old recent graduate of UNCP with a degree in Creative Writing. She loves, reading, writing, spending time with friends, listening to music, and connecting with new people. Her primary contributions these days are in written form, but you can catch her in interviews and other media with us. You may interact with her on Twitter: @LittleMzGiggles

Lastly, Jessica is a 25-year-old UNCP student who is majoring in Sociology, and is proud to be a recent graduate of the LeaderShape Institute. She is passionate about changing the status of visually impaired people in society, and advocacy issues. She loves educating the general public about blindness, and empowering other visually impaired people to be the best they can be through the use of technology. Her other interests include spending time with friends and loved ones, listening to music, and traveling. She creates and manages content, does presentations and interviews, and oversees all projects. Feel free to interact with her on Twitter: @YessieAnne

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