M. Leona Godin

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M. Leona Godin is a writer, actor, and educator who is blind. She received her PhD in English Literature from NYU. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Playboy, FLAPPERHOUSE, and Quail Bell Magazine. She serves on the editorial review board of Newtown Literary and is the founding editor of Aromatica Poetica.

Stories

Cover Photo: image via New York Public Library Digital Collections
Mourning My Lost Dark as a Blind Artist

For me, distinctions between light and dark have dissolved as my blindness has worsened. I do not experience blindness as darkness or blackness.

Aug 14, 2018
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Are Blind People Denied Their Sexuality?

The contortions that people will undergo to desexualize me, a blind woman, can be overwhelming.

Jul 17, 2018
Cover Photo: Alex Blăjan/Unsplash
The Blind Feeding the Lame: Growing Disabled with Dad

As I turned into a blind person, my dad metamorphosed into a disabled person.

Jun 13, 2018
Cover Photo: Zhao/flickr
E-Books, Accessibility, Luddites, and the Techno-Dazzled

“Blind and print-handicapped readers do not have the luxury of deciding whether they will go old-school and deny the digital age.”

May 01, 2018
Cover Photo: Roland DG Mid Europe Italia/flickr
Reading Blind

An awesome braille reader’s fingers move smoothly across the page. My fingers, however, move like caterpillars on Klonopin.

Mar 06, 2018
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Cancer Vs. Blindness

Blindness can be a pain in the ass, and infantilizing, even depressing sometimes, but it is not cancer.

Feb 01, 2018