Maono Ya Chini
Maono Ya Chini or low vision is a blog created and maintained by Fatmatta Wurie, a young woman, who was one of the first bloggers I interacted with after I launched Bold Blind Beauty. Fatmatta, a college student majoring in Information Technology (IT) and I connected as we share a mutual understanding on the loss of vision.
When I first saw the words Maono Ya Chini, which means low vision in Swahili, I was intrigued by their exotic sound and beauty. Since the word beauty is seldom associated with vision loss I was struck by Fatmatta’s personal story and her approach to handling that loss. “Seeing life through different eyes,” the tagline of Maono Ya Chini, seems to be the path Fatmatta has chosen to pursue her dreams.
Like so many of us who lose our vision, Fatmatta went through stages of disbelief…
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